Marietta

Christo Estate Grown Red Blend

8.741 ratings
8.85 pro ratings
California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Liz Thach MW

Very unusual blend but surprisingly good. I had it two nights in a row and both times it tasted like velvety dark chocolate, with some complex notes of dried berries and herbs. Made by a small family winery, and it tastes like it was made with love.

Very unusual blend but surprisingly good. I had it two nights in a row and both times it tasted like velvety dark chocolate, with some complex notes of dried berries and herbs. Made by a small family winery, and it tastes like it was made with love.

Dec 10th, 2018
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.6

A bit overripe and non descript. Raspberry/cherry/plum sauce, wet wool, bitter chocolate. Lowered rating next day, tasted like prune juice.

A bit overripe and non descript. Raspberry/cherry/plum sauce, wet wool, bitter chocolate. Lowered rating next day, tasted like prune juice.

Feb 27th, 2018
Scot Walker

Some fruit and hints of tobacco, but a harsh finish. I tried decanting twice on consecutive days, but it did not help. Neither my wife or I found the wine to be worth finishing on either day.

Some fruit and hints of tobacco, but a harsh finish. I tried decanting twice on consecutive days, but it did not help. Neither my wife or I found the wine to be worth finishing on either day.

Feb 19th, 2020
Rebecca Wright

A bit bright, but nice once it opens up

A bit bright, but nice once it opens up

Feb 17th, 2019
Taylor

Amazing. Complex, though acidic

Amazing. Complex, though acidic

Sep 11th, 2018
Catherine Anderson

Just what the doctor ordered

Just what the doctor ordered

Jul 8th, 2018
Henry Fuseler

Good blend. Nice and bold. Paired well with the beef ribs 4/18

Good blend. Nice and bold. Paired well with the beef ribs 4/18

May 6th, 2018
Jeremy Autry

I wanted to like it more. An exciting blend, but just misses the mark.

I wanted to like it more. An exciting blend, but just misses the mark.

Apr 28th, 2018
Alex Michaud

Very fruity. More dryness/bite than I was expecting but very, very good. Drank most of it with Dan K. Letting it breathe/decant made a big difference.

Very fruity. More dryness/bite than I was expecting but very, very good. Drank most of it with Dan K. Letting it breathe/decant made a big difference.

Mar 16th, 2018
ES Faiello

Pretty rough on the finish: really wanted to like this wine as it is inky dark dense with ripe fruit but didn’t open til second day and ended up being fairly one dimensional fruit focused w/unbalanced acidity & tannins

Pretty rough on the finish: really wanted to like this wine as it is inky dark dense with ripe fruit but didn’t open til second day and ended up being fairly one dimensional fruit focused w/unbalanced acidity & tannins

Mar 6th, 2018