2003 Martinelli - Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vineyard 1.5L

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2003 Martinelli - Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vineyard

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International Wine Cellar | 93

($50) Deep ruby-red. Captivating aromas of wild blackberry and blueberry, lifted by a bright floral element. Suave, silky and deep, with the strong berry and bitter chocolate flavors brightened by harmonious acidity. This has terrific lively fruit and finishes with firm, ripe tannins. A superb showing. In contrast to the Zio Tony 2003, this is more vibrant than the 2002 release.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 120

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Wine Advocate | 93

The 2003 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vineyard displays the darker, more primordial side of Pinot Noir with its plums, figs, and earthy black fruit nose. It actually comes from a relatively cool climate site in the Green Valley, and the result is a distinctive, spice-driven, exotic style of Pinot Noir that will no doubt be somewhat controversial. I would drink it over the next 5-7 years.

Drink Dates: 2005-2012
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 157

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Wine Spectator | 89

Subtle and seductive, with creamy mocha, black cherry, wild berry and herbal sage notes that are focused and elegant. Fine-grained tannins. 605 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2005-2007
Author: James Laube


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Martinelli Winery is steeped in tradition - the founders were Giuseppe Martinelli and Luisa Vellutini, originally from a village in Tuscany, who eloped as teenagers and landed in Sonoma in 1887. Though resources were scarce, Giuseppe, armed with extensive viticultural knowledge, earned and borrowed enough to purchase a bit of land - the current 60-degree slope which is now known as Jackass Hill Vineyard. The first vines planted were Zinfandel and Muscat Alexandria. When Giuseppe passed away in 1918, his youngest son, Leno, just 12 years old, became responsible for tending the family's steep hillside. His family said only a jackass would be stubborn enough to farm that torturous slope and thus, it earned its name.

In 1973 Lee, Sr., Leno's son, took over management of his Uncle Tony Bondi's estate in the Russian River Valley and made his mark as a premium grape grower. He and his wife Carolyn realized the potential of their crops and started their own winery and tasting room in two converted hop barns. A chance meeting with Helen Turley in 1993 introduced a slew of progressive viticultural and cellar practices that catapulted them to the next level.

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