Marietta Cellars

Our Story

I grew up watching my dad do magic. Never with cards or sleight of hand, instead, he would transform cardboard wine boxes into suits of armor for my brothers and I, or make up stories on the spot about rusted out cars in the river and turn them into broken down steeds of long gone errant knights. All of us kids would listen to him, fascinated, he had a way of casually turning the everyday, the routine, into something special. Meals were simple but sourced from the garden and eaten outside at sunset. There were multiple hour sessions of hide and seek in the winery that involved crazy ingenuity: building a wine pallet around an empty space to lie hidden or getting wrapped up in a sleeping bag before hiding in a freezer with the door propped open...

That is how I learned to make wine. Watching my dad cook ribs that were sweet but spicy and blending together a fruity Zinfandel and a hefty Petite Sirah so that it would go better with dinner. Everything was transformed to become something better. Creativity and possibility reigned supreme. I started here at Marietta a week after graduating from UC Davis with in depth scientific and technical training. Plonked down in the middle of the cellar, I was uncertain and tentative but my dad gave me lots of room and I repurposed machinery, built out the winery, and showed up day after day just trying to make a contribution by following my gut .Ten years later, dad is retired and I learned along the way how to make wine by magic. The science is still important: there are times when yeast needs to be fed, oxygen's interaction with the wine is still crucial, temperature ranges will make or break a fermentation... but, the real magic happens in quiet moments. After a ridiculously long day of harvesting when everyone is gone, walking the cellar between tanks full of bubbling, fermenting wine with the overhead lights off, doing one last temperature check on each tank with the palm of the hand. Thinking about the tons of grape skins, the trainloads of sugar, the massive accumulation of man-hours represented in each tank... turning dark and rich... the possibility in that cellar is palpable.
We are still performing magic here at Marietta. This second-generation winery continues to transform hard work, a blessed climate, special pieces of land, and belief into beautiful liquid expressions of family and place.

-Scot Bilbro, Owner/Winemaker

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Marietta Cellars 'Roman' Old Vine Zinfandel 2016
"Our winemaking is based on a unique blend of tradition and innovation, however, the backbone to everything that we do is hard work. Román Cisneros, our Cellar Master and employee of thirty years, embodies the heart and commitment that creates our wines. This Zinfandel is from our vineyards in
Item Number: 30851
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Marietta Cellars 'Christo' Rhone Blend 2015
92  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 92  "The 2015 Christo is a Rhône- style blend of 64% Syrah, 23% Grenache, 7% Petite Sirah, and 6% Viognier. Beautiful blackberry fruit, peppery herbs, underbrush, and a hint of olive all give way to a medium to full- bodied, plump, textured beauty that shines forits charm, texture, and
Item Number: 30650
Bottle:$16.95
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Marietta Cellars'Gibson Block' Syrah Single Vineyard 2015
93  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 93 The 2015 Syrah Gibson Block is a field blend (it’s 90% Syrah) that was all destemmed and brought up in neutral barrels. Blackberries, melted licorice, asphalt, and dry aged beef notes all emerge from this ripe, downright voluptuous beauty. It’s a big, sexy beast, but still has class,
Item Number: 29977
Bottle:$31.95
Case: $191.70
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Marietta Cellars 'Old Vine Red' lot 67 OVR
Vinous 88 "Marietta's Old Vine Red Lot 67 is pliant, supple and forward, with tons of fruit presence and plenty of personality. This tasty Zinfandel-based red offers tons of character and near-term appeal. At just $15 a bottle, the Old Vine Red is one of the greatest values in wine."   "Old Vine
Item Number: 28901
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Marietta Cellars 'Arme' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Composed of 86% Cabernet, 7% Malbec, 5% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot and aged for 20 months in neutral barrels, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Arme has a deep garnet-purple color and is scented of cassis, baked blackberries and black pepper with hints of earth, pencil shavings, mocha.
Item Number: 27437
Bottle:$18.45
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Marietta Cellars Angeli Zinfandel 2016
93  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 93 "The 2016 Zinfandel Angeli (96% Zinfandel, 2% Syrah, and 2% Petite Sirah) comes from Alexander Valley in the northern part of California. Its plum/purple color is followed by a rockingly good bouquet of spiced plums, cedar, sandalwood, and exotic spice. Medium to full-bodied,

Marietta Cellars Angeli Zinfandel 2015
Vinous 92  The 2015 Angeli is a Zinfandel from estate vineyards in Alexander Valley. Earthy undertones give the wine its distinct, savory expression of Zinfandel, with plenty of cedar, tobacco, licorice and herb nuances. Medium on body and restrained for a California Zinfandel, the Angeli hits all

Marietta Cellars 'Old Vine Red' Lot 66
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The NV Old Vine Red Lot 66 is a multi-vintage red blend from a combination of four vintages: 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. A blend of predominately Zinfandel with some Syrah, Petite Sirah and Carignane plus a small amount of Italian varieties. 60% was barrel aged and 40% was aged in

Marietta Cellars 'Christo' Rhone Blend 2014
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91  "The 2014 Christo Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah Blend is composed of 60% Syrah, 22% Petite Sirah, 14% Grenache and 4% Viognier, aged for 18 months in neutral barrels. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose reveals lifted floral notes of fragrant violets over baked black cherries and

Marietta Cellars 'Roman' Old Vine Zinfandel 2015
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "A blend of 84% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah and 5% Barbera, aged for 12 months in neutral barrels, the 2015 Zinfandel Roman sports a deep garnet-purple color and nose of black plums, blackberries and licorice with touches of tar, charcoal, salami and Indian spices. Full-bodied with

Marietta Cellars 'Game Trail' 'Estate' Cabernet Sauv 2014
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "This is the first year Marietta has produced this Cabernet Sauvignon from a south-facing vineyard perched at 1400 feet elevation overlooking the Yorkville Highlands. This small block of clone 6 Cabernet is cane pruned and yields “2 tons per acre in a good year via many insanely

Marietta Cellars'Gibson Block' Syrah Single Vineyard 2014
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94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 WE TOP 100 2017 Rank 64 Cellar Selections "Deep color and intense, deep fruit flavors along with a good tannic structure mark this full-bodied wine as one to appreciate and age. The texture is fine grained, dry and layered, with concentrated black cherry, smoke, clove and cedar

Marietta Cellars 'Old Vine Red' Lot 65
87  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 87 "For many years I have been touting the old-vine red put together by Marietta cellars as one of the great values in all of winedom. I got to taste two of the old-vine reds, Lot 64 and Lot 65, and there is no reason to change my opinion. This is a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah,

Marietta Cellars Arme 'Lot 3'
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Their newer non-vintage blends ratchet up the level of quality, such as the NV Arme Lot 3, a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot. This is a big Bordeaux blend, aged up to three years in neutral oak prior to being bottled. It’s a blend

Marietta Cellars Angeli Cuvee 2014
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "One of Marietta’s most serious wines is their 2014 Angeli Cuvée, a Zinfandel-dominated blend with Petite Sirah and Carignan. They make about 2,000 cases of this Sonoma wine. It is a delicious fruit-forward wine with loads of raspberry, black cherry and roasted Provençal herbs. It

Marietta Old Vine Red 'Lot 64'
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 “For many years I have been touting the old-vine red put together by Marietta cellars as one of the great values in all of winedom. I got to taste two of the old-vine reds, Lot 64 and Lot 65, and there is no reason to change my opinion. This is a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah,

Marietta Cellars Arme 'Lot 2' Cabernet Blend
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68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec "A lush, fruit-powered nose that is fresh, focused and complex and balances aromas of sage and anise with baked chocolate and blackberry. Though structured and powerful, Arme Lot 2 is lively in the mouth and finishes with a clarity of

Marietta Cellars 'Christo' 'Lot 3' Rhone Blend NV
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "There are approximately 12,000 cases of the NV Christo Lot 3, which is a hedonistic blend of Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah and a touch of Viognier to uplift the aromatics. This is, again, aged in neutral oak for two years and a blend of three vintages: 2011, 2012 and 2013. This

Marietta Cellars 'Christo' Lot 1 Rhone Blend
92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92 "A new offering from Jake and Scott Bilbros is the non-vintage Christo Lot #1, a Rhône Ranger blend of 69% Syrah, 12% Petite Sirah, 18% Grenache and 1% Viognier. A killer wine, it offers peppery, cured meat, blackberry, black currant and Provençal herb characteristics in its

Marietta Cellars 'Arme' 'Lot 1' Cabernet Blend
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91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91 "Another non-vintage cuvée introduced by the sons is the non-vintage Arme Lot #1. A Bordeaux blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot, it is a deep, delicious, full-bodied, 5,000-case cuvée boasting a dark ruby/purple color as well as attractive

Marietta Cellars Angeli Cuvee 2011
"Angeli Cuvee is a proprietary blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignane, and a small amount of Syrah made from our highest quality fruit sourced in Sonoma County. It’s a wine that makes an immediate impression from the first sip to the long, textured finish. It is generous in its flavors and

Marietta Cellars Petite Sirah 2010
"One of California’s finest value wineries, Marietta Cellars has been receiving favorable reviews in this publication for many years. My fondness for the non-vintage blend of many vintages and grapes goes back to when I first reviewed the Old Vine Red Lot 14. Production has soared since then, but

Marietta Cellars Angeli Cuvee 2010
92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92 "The peppery, meaty, superb 2010 Angeli Cuvee is primarily a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignan and cool climate Syrah. Production of this big red (15.4% natural alcohol) was 3,300 cases. Its dense ruby/purple hue is followed by aromas of licorice, black currants and

Marietta Cellars Zinfandel 2011
"The 2011 vintage is a pure expression of Sonoma County. We blend largely from our Alexander Valley Ranch with fruit from Dry Creek and Russian River to provide a Zinfandel with great fruit, balance and structure." "Hints of cherry, cedar and raspberry are prominent from opening with a stone

Marietta Cellars Petite Sirah 2009
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Another blockbuster is the broodingly backward, opaque purple-colored 2009 Petite Sirah. Copious notes of blackberry and blueberry fruit are intermixed with a subtle hint of spring flowers and followed by a wine with great intensity, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and a lusciousness and