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2014 Martinelli Pinot Noir Moonshine Ranch

  • 93 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 93 JS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 53642-2014-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2014 Pinot Noir Moonshine Ranch displays loads of structure, rich kirsch liqueur notes with some licorice and forest floor. The wine has fabulous fruit on the attack, medium to full body, and beautiful ripeness, purity and length. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 93

    Very smoky aromas to the blue fruits here. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish. Just a hint of wood underneath it all. Drink now.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Zesty ripeness gives the cherry and raspberry notes plenty of torque, with anise, black licorice, savory herb and underbrush defining the base notes. Drink now. 783 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
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  • 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

    • 49 bottles owned
    • 16 collectors