2010 Martinelli - Zinfandel Jackass Hill Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

Opaque purple. A hypnotic bouquet evokes black and blue fruit preserves, incense, licorice and violet, with smoky Indian spice and mineral nuances and a hint of cola. Completely stains the palate with intense blackberry, cherry and plum flavors, with peppery spice and floral pastille notes taking flight on the back end. Lush, seamless, deep zinfandel with superb finishing energy and floral persistence. These head-pruned vines, which sit on a 60-degree slope(!), were planted in 1887.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 162

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Average rating: 96, based on 1 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

14 bottles owned by 6 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: Zinfandel


Zinfandel is a black grape variety of Croatian descent. With no ties to France, Zinfandel has actually been linked to the Primitivo grape of Italy, but California is where the majority of Zinfandel is grown. This variety possesses extremely versatile characteristics from light and fruity, to jammy and ripe with high alcohol. Growing Zinfandel can be difficult due to its packed clusters and short stems, which make the vines prone to uneven ripening and mildew. Preferring a warm climate, Zinfandel is also grown in other western states in the United States as well as in Australia and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Zinfandel include red berry fruits, raspberry, blackberry, anise and pepper.

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