2010 Martinelli - Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

A hint of saut�©ed morel mushroom adds an aromatic note to the generous ripe plum and black cherry flavors. A nice loamy earth, forest floor and cedary edge marks the finish.

Drink Dates: 2012-2020
Author: James Laube


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

Bright red. Intense, oak-spiced aromas of raspberry preserves and cherry-cola, with a floral topnote. Rich and firm on the palate, offering intense red fruit flavors sweetened by a strong vanilla quality. Shows impressive power on the broad, lush, persistent finish.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 162

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 90
Author: Jam02110
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 07/27/2014

Rating: 89
Author: Jeffrey M989
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/12/2014
A style change from the Helen Turley years, this wine didn't seem as Hedonistic as what I'm used to from Martinelli. Pretty good

Average rating: 92, based on 4 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

26 bottles owned by 12 collectors.

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About This Producer


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

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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