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2021 Marietta Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon "Arme"

Marietta 2021 Arme Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Marietta Cellars

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Arme"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 4% Malbec & 2% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: McDowell Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 9,000

KWG Score: 92.1 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90.5)

Review date: November 26, 2023

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Marietta Cellars opens with a flinty minerality and milk chocolate bouquet with hints of toasted coconut and green olive. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and savory. The flavor profile is a steeped oolong tea, cranberry, and steely minerality blend with notes of plum, black cherry and green olive. I also detected hints of sage and rhubarb. The finish is dry, and its dusty tannins and flavors stick around for a quite some time. I would decant this wine as its flavors evolve with aeration. I would pair this Cab with Silver Palate’s chicken marbella. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Marietta’s husband, Armé, nurtured my father’s love for this majestic landscape we call home. Like an early morning horse ride through chaparral, this Cabernet kicks up waves of floral, mint, and dusty sage on the nose. Elevated, clear, and refreshing, this wine startles and intrigues. Across the palate a broad flood of grippy tannins is eroded by a core of velvet. Fresh and rounded, big yet steely, with hints of Kalamata olive under the primary note of blueberry, this wine has incredible focus with settled length. Delicious now, this will show added layers and depth over the next 5-15 years.

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