Wine Advocate | Rating: 95Loads of wet pebble, crushed rock and tropical fruit characterize the 2013 Chardonnay Martinelli Road (327 cases), which is ripe, deep, and again, full-bodied. It should be drunk over the next 10 years.Author: Robert Parker
Vinous | Rating: 91The 2013 Chardonnay Martinelli Road is quite folded in on itself, with lovely energy and tension that is going to need some time to resolve. Slate, smoke, butter and rich yellow orchard fruits blossom in an ample, deep wine. The Martinelli Road is more in line with the house style than some of these wines, but at the same time, vineyard signatures aren't fully formed and the wine lacks some complexity.Author: Antonio Galloni
Self | Rating: 93Author: Jam02110
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
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 65 bottles owned
- 12 collectors
- Average collector rating: 93
(Out of 12 collectors)