WA 91 Pts - According to Robert Parker - "Another non-vintage cuvée introduced by the sons is the non-vintage Arme Lot #1. A Bordeaux blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot, it is a deep, delicious, full-bodied, 5,000-case cuvée boasting a dark ruby/purple color as well as attractive notes of cassis, dusty, loamy soil and foresty undertones. Lush and heady, it is ideal for drinking over the next decade or more."
According to Antonio Galloni - "The NV Armé Lot 1 is a Bordeaux blend from vineyards in Mendocino and Sonoma. Savory herbs, smoke, tobacco and dark stone fruits meld together in a pretty, deeply expressive wine. One of the clear advantages of crafting non vintage blends is the ability to make wines that offer the complexity of age upon release, which pretty much sums up the Lot 1. Accordingly, readers will want to enjoy this first release of Marietta's Armé over the next few years."
Tasting Notes - "Armé has chewy, rich, concentrated flavors of classic black currant, cherries, smoke and earth, with fine tannins and a long structured finish. The nose elegantly combines aromas of spice-box, green olive and black licorice." 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot. 14.8% ABV.