Wine Advocate | Rating: 94From a site planted in 1880, the 2011 Zinfandel Martinelli Road Vineyard jumps from the glass with a burst of sweet red cherries, flowers and mint. Ripe, silky tannins lend an element of total grace and exquisite overall harmony. In 2011 the Martinelli Road is impeccably polished. Floral notes give the finish an attractive lifted quality that is undeniably appealing. This is dazzling! Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.Author: Antonio Galloni
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Deep ruby. Powerful, smoke- and vanilla-accented aromas of candied red fruits and fresh flowers, with a peppery topnote. Rich but juicy and surprisingly animated on the palate, offering intense raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that are lifted and sharpened by tangy acidity. Slow-building tannins give shape to the persistent finish, which strongly echoes the raspberry note.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2013
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 63 bottles owned
- 28 collectors