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2010 Martinelli Pinot Noir Three Sisters Vineyard Sea Ridge Meadow

  • 93 WA
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 77914-2010-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2010 Pinot Noir Three Sisters Vineyard wraps around the palate with juicy red berries, flowers, hard candy and fresh mint. A silky, voluptuous wine, the 2010 perfectly captures the essence of the Martinelli house style. Hints of star anise, spice and subtle earthiness give the 2010 an attractive exoticism, while sweet floral notes add lift on the finish. The most fragrant and light-bodied of the Martinelli Pinots (in relative terms), the 2010 Three Sisters is full of the energy and verve typical of the Sonoma Coast. In 2010, this was one of the last picks. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Vivid ruby-red. A complex, seductively perfumed bouquet displays fresh raspberry, cola and potpourri, along with a smoky overtone. Sweet, spicy and focused, displaying very good clarity to its red fruit preserve and floral pastille flavors. The intensely spicy finish clings with excellent tenacity and a hint of vanillin oak.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Pkaleta
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Southbound Union
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Not the dense mouthfeel it used to have, but a nice flavor with a bit of pepper on the palate
    Author: Jeffrey M989
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

  • 59 bottles owned
  • 14 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 14 collectors)