Wine Spectator | Rating: 87Light in color, with an emphasis on subtle, pastel shades of rose petal, black cherry and wild berry that build to a nice crescendo on the finish. 169 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 89Readers looking for more smoky, gamey, meaty and herbal notes should check out the 2003 Pinot Noir Three Sisters Vineyard. It is an earthy, spicy, medium ruby-tinged offering. Before readers inundate the office with questions, the Martinellis were not happy with the Syrah vineyards in 2004 and did not make any wines.Author: Robert Parker
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.
See other similar producers:Patz & Hall,Brewer-Clifton,Hanzell Vineyards
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 45 bottles owned
- 31 collectors