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2011 Martinelli Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 92 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Zinfandel

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SKU: 53648-2011-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Inky purple. High-pitched, flamboyant aromas of cherry, black raspberry and potpourri. Suave and sweet in the mouth, offering firm-edged flavors of dark berries, cherry-cola and minerals. Silky tannins come on late and fold smoothly into the wine's lush fruit. Impressively fresh and vibrant zin, with excellent intensity, focus and closing persistence.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Unapologetically ripe and bold, yet impressive for its core of tannins and complex flavors. Offers notes of berry cobbler, licorice, mineral and spicy caramel.
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Mike N296
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

  • 69 bottles owned
  • 22 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 22 collectors)