Marietta Cellars Christo

Marietta Cellars Christo Lot #2

The wines of Marietta Cellars have long held prime real estate at Table Wine, and we’re extremely excited to launch one of the their newest offerings.  With winter fully upon us here in Asheville, we promise you this is the perfect wine to warm up with whether you have it next to a roaring fire or a big bowl of beef stew.  A blend of 69% Syrah, 12% Petite Sirah, 18% Grenache, and 1% Viognier, this “pleasure-centric” red wine just received 92 points from Robert Parker of The Wine Advocate and we wholeheartedly agree with his review.   “A killer wine, it offers peppery, cured meat, blackberry, black currant and Provençal herb characteristics in its full-bodied, earthy, deep, chewy, powerful personality. It delivers both flavor and value in incredible proportions. Drink now-2019+.”  We just bought all of the remaining inventory from our distributor, and we’re prepared to offer you a fantastic deal on this delicious Rhone-styled red.  It’s on sale through January 28th……… unless we run out first, which is very possible.

Founded in 1979 by Chris Bilbro, he named the winery after his Great Aunt Marietta who taught Chris as a kid about simple, good cooking, hard work and honesty.  Today, Chris (or Christo as his aunt called him) continues to run the day-to-day operations of the winery with help of his two sons Jake and Sam.  When the boys aren’t making wine, they enjoy hunting big game which they bring back to California to cook up.  Friends in California tell us their feasts are some of the best ever, and we could imagine this wine being very at home with all sorts of meats, whether they be grilled, roasted, or braised.

Marietta Cellars Christo is made with a blend of fruit from Mendocino and Sonoma County vineyards.  The wine poures a deep, opaque color and smells of ripe dark berries, pepper and lavender leading into a palate of saturated blueberry, blackberry, violet and assorted spices and herbs. Super full bodied, rich, and packed with flavor, trust us when we say that this easily competes with wines at 2 to 3 times the price.  So whether you’re a fan of the big, ripe, full flavored wines of California or the spicy, earthy, herbaceous wines of the Rhone Valley, this one is going to make you really happy. We know many of you like to “try before you buy” our featured wines and you’re in luck on this one!  It will be part of the lineup of wines to try at this Saturday’s free tasting.  Stop by Saturday or before, call us at 828.505.88588, or email us at to secure some of this delicious wine for yourself.