2005 Martinelli - Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vineyard 750ml

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2005 Martinelli - Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vineyard
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Reviews For This Wine


 
International Wine Cellar | 93

($50) Light red. Highly complex nose features dark cherry, lavender, musky earth and mineral aromas; this was raised in 100% new oak but I find the influence minimal. Bright cherry and dark berry flavors are concentrated and show excellent energy, with dusty tannins lending grip. Finishes with a light, crisp texture and a lingering floral pastille note.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 132

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Wine Advocate | 90

From the cold Green Valley, the 2005 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vineyard shows loads of tannin, a greener, cooler character, with plenty of pomegranate, sour cherry, menthol, and forest floor. It tastes more like a Loire Valley wine than the typical Pinot Noir from Sonoma. Nevertheless, it has fine ripeness, medium body, and good underlying acidity. Kudos to the Martinelli family, one of the great old winemaking families of Northern California.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 168

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Wine Spectator | 92

Intense, ripe and fleshy, with rich currant, black cherry and wild berry fruit that's deep and well-centered, with hints of anise and cedar. Ends with a fruity aftertaste that's complex and focused.

Drink Dates: 2007-2010
Author: James Laube


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Score: 93
Author: Jam02110
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/22/2013
Score: 91
Author: Southbound Union
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 02/15/2012
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Score: 94
Author: Pierre T184
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 06/15/2011
Score: 91
Author: Seaway J
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/18/2010
typical Martinelli Pinot I can see the ripeness might get in the way a bit. However, stillhave light on the feet quality
Score: 93
Author: Serl Z
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/08/2009
Drink Dates: 2007-2014
More Vintages and Sizes of Martinelli - Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vineyard:

2003 (1.5L)

About This Producer


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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