2006 Martinelli Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa Vineyard
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92($50) Medium red. Powerfully scented bouquet of raspberry, cherry and blueberry, complicated by gingerbread, black tea and espresso. Juicy, densely packed red and dark berry flavors are enlivened by zesty acidity, which leavens the sheer sweetness of the fruit. Admirably fresh and balanced for such a big, deep, dense and full-flavored wine. Leaves a strong impression of candied dark berry flavors in its wake. This would be great with smoked brisket.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2008
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90A luscious fruit bomb, showing jammy, vibrant black plum and smoky meat aromas and soft, rich mocha cherry flavors, with fresh pepper and toasty oak.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95The 2006 Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa (730 cases) is a full-throttle Zin that tips the scales at 16.4% alcohol. Briery, roasted herb, kirsch, coffee bean, mincemeat, pepper, and a strawberry-like note emerge from this complex wine that tastes like a big southern Rhone.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 88Author: Jam02110
Self | Rating: 90Author: rcl
Self | Rating: 92Author: gotwine
Self | Rating: 90Jammy, peppery zin with some acidity. Dark in complexion with black fruits on the nose.Author: sikora398
Self | Rating: 92Ruby in color. High rim variation. Slow legs. Spicy berry nose with a hint of caramel. Long finish with spicy berry hanging on mid-palate. Probably peaking with 2 more years of fine quafing left.Drink Dates: 2015-2017Author: Karl L
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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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.
Zinfandel is native to Croatia but today is regarded as ’s signature variety. It is made in a range of styles, the best of which are full-bodied wines with high alcohol and aromas of red and black fruit, dried berry, cardamom, anise, smoke, and black pepper. Look to producers , , and for some of the best examples of California Zin.Zinfandel’s full body and high alcohol require a strong dish to pair, and curries, spiced barbeque, light meats, and hard cheeses make great choices.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 382 bottles owned
- 99 collectors
- Average collector rating: 90
(Out of 99 collectors)