Insane California Cab Value: 2018 Marietta Cellars Armé

Insane California Cab Value: 2018 Marietta Cellars Armé

Vintage 2018 was nearly perfect along California's North Coast, and that is clearly evident in the 2018 Marietta Cellars Armé. This is a wine that always shines, and I've had every vintage, but the 2018 is the best version the estate has ever produced.....imho.

Rated 94 points by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, this could easily pass for a $50+ Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. At less than $30/bottle, this is one the top Cabernet values produced on California's North Coast.

Marietta Arme Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Marietta Cellars Armé Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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I know we've been featuring a lot of wines from Marietta Cellars recently, and there's good reason for that. This second generation, family-run estate is on a hot streak with their most recent releases. Everything they make comes from their own, organically farmed vineyards, the wines are carefully crafted, and most importantly, all of the wines are delicious and offer tremendous QPR.

The 2018 Armé might be the best value in the Marietta range. Combining the ripe fruit character of a classic California Cab with some of the more herbal, spice, and savory nuances of a Bordeaux, it is a wine that will appeal to both California Cab and Bordeaux lovers. Composed of grapes from Marietta's own Angeli Estate in the Alexander Valley with the balance from their McDowell Valley estate vineyard, it's impossible to beat for the money.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate had great things to say about it. "The 2018 Armé Cabernet Sauvignon is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon blended with 7% Merlot, 4% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot. Medium ruby-purple, it has pure, classic aromas of cassis, graphite, violets, loamy earth and tobacco. The intensely flavored palate is light on its feet with loads of juicy lift and a soft tannic frame, and it finishes long and floral. It's an incredibly elegant style, particularly at this price point! Drink now-2030." This is serious stuff folks. I highly recommend decanting and aerating this one for 60 minutes prior to enjoying.

Sounds good doesn't it? Trust me, it is, and this one could easily grapple with and topple many California Cabs that cost twice the price. I was able to snag my distributor's last 10 cases of this one. Once those are gone, I'm not sure when this one will reappear. That means ACT FAST or forever hold your peace.

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Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville