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2004 Martinelli Pinot Noir Three Sisters Vineyard Sea Ridge Meadow

  • 93 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 77914-2004-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($56) Dark red. Deep, powerful aromas of cherry, blackberry, musky herbs and fresh flowers. Creamy and rich, with intense dark berry flavors, suave oak spice and velvety tannins. For all that there's outstanding freshness here. Lush and sweet on the remarkably long finish, which provides outstanding palate coverage.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The late-released 2004 Pinot Noir Three Sisters Vineyard Sea Ridge Meadow (734 cases) shows gamey, meaty notes with hints of underbrush, gun flint, black cherry, and raspberry. It is rich, full-bodied, powerful, and quite long and heady. There is some tannin still to be resolved, but this wine should age nicely for at least a decade.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Very ripe and spicy, with juicy plum, red currant and wilted rose scents. Ripe and lush, this picks up wild berry and pomegranate flavors, with a long finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 90

    bright red color; fruity nose; lots of red fruit, especially ripe cherries on first impression. Opens up and develops some complexity with time in the glass; a fine wine but a little simple without the complexities of taste usually found in a Martinelli wine
    Drink Dates: 2008-2012
    Author: Serl Z
  • Self | Rating: 92

    It started with a light nose, light body that at first I thought it is too simple. It is smooth but has light flavor and a light finish and lacks the complexity i was seeking in the first hour or two. After 2-3 hours, it gradually evolves into an elegant wine with more intense flavors. This wine has the most dramatic change after exposed to air, among our six wines.
    Author: Michael C
  • Self | Rating: 95

    the third time I tasted Helen Turley's three sister. I was not impressed with the previous two timesm (Marcassin). They were just too ripe. This time is different. I waited for 5+ hours. It is still very ripe, however, after 5 hours, the minerality finally came through and it was first rate.
    Author: Seaway J
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.

See other similar producers:Patz & Hall,Brewer-Clifton,Hanzell Vineyards

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 121 bottles owned
  • 51 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 51 collectors)