Wine Of The Week

WINE OF THE WEEK

December 03, 2003|By Michael Dresser

Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red, Lot 32 ($13). The Sun's electronic archives show that I've been recommending this perennial favorite since Lot 8 back in 1990, but I'd swear my love affair with Old Vines red goes back even further. I have never had a bad bottle of this wonderful blend of red varietals. This version may be a little less concentrated than others, but it more than compensates with intense, gripping flavors of wild berries, chocolate and coffee. It's drinking well now, but these wines have a track record of lasting up to five years. Serve with pasta, hard cheese or red-meat dishes.

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