Sonoma, Mendocino, California
Christo, as Marietta referred to him, is the man who made Marietta into a vineyard that his sons now own and operate. This wine is made in his honor similar to how Christo honored those he loved. Made in Christo’s favorite Rhone style, this wine captures their fathers' closeness to the earth, strength, enormity of heart and unfailing gentleness. Comprised of 69% Syrah, 18% Grenache, 12% Petite Syrah and 1% Viognier, the nose jumps from the glass with a complex mix of stone, lavender and dark juicy fruit. The mouth is full to bursting with tart black cherry and blueberries all in an immense web of soft tannins. It is huge hearted and generous.