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2008 Martinelli Pinot Noir Zio Tony Ranch

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

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SKU: 53646-2008-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($60) Bright ruby. Sexy aromas of dark berry preserves, cola, clove, rose and anise. Round, fleshy cherry-vanilla and floral pastille flavors are enlivened by baking spices and smoky minerals. An open-knit, invitingly sweet pinot displaying minimal tannins, this finishes with very good lift and lingering licorice and spice notes.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Spicy cola, wild berry, anise and herb notes are full-bodied and concentrated, spicy and savory, gaining depth and nuance and finishing with a dash of toasty oak
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2008 Pinot Noir Zio Tony Ranch offers up notes of sweet plums, applebutter, spice box, herbs and wild strawberries. Like the Bondi Home Ranch, it is a youthful, unevolved 2008 that is firm and pure with abundant raspberry and black cherry fruit characteristics. This full-bodied Pinot Noir should drink nicely for a decade or more.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Wesley34
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

  • 120 bottles owned
  • 26 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 26 collectors)