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2010 Martinelli Chardonnay Charles Ranch

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 94 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay

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SKU: 53636-2010-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Martinelli's 2010 Chardonnay Charles Ranch wraps around the palate with ripe passion fruit, butter, lemon oil, pastry and white flowers. Rich and voluptuous, the 2010 impresses for its overall balance. Here the slightly warm micro-climate gives the fruit an additional breadth and volume that is unusual for the Sonoma Coast but that works beautifully here. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Bright yellow. Pungent aromas of lemon curd, dried flowers and buttered toast. Rich, full and palate-staining, offering exotic fruit flavors complicated by notes of vanilla and anise. Finishes broad, dry and very long, with resonating spice and floral notes.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Clean, fresh and lively, with a zesty mix of citrus, lemon, green apple and pear notes. Features an impressive finish, where the flavors build and expand.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Jam02110
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

  • 38 bottles owned
  • 5 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 5 collectors)