Martinelli Pinot Noir Rubian River Valley Bella Vigna 2007
Since 1896, five generations of the Martinelli family have worked together producing apples and wine in Sonoma County. We invite you to stop by the Martinelli Vineyards Tasting room in our historic Hop Barn to try our award winning estate wines.
Nobody has reviewed this wine?? A great pinot from a great producer. big bold earthy, mushroomy notes in the nose with concentrated fruit flavors on the palate. dark cherry, cola, red berry, leather and forest floor. a great wine to crack open and gulp at a wine bar, but this wine screams for a rich duck or game hen dish with some sort of wine/balsamic/dark red fruit based reduction.
I have yet to be disappointed by a Martinelli wine and this is no exception. On open, the nose was earthy with dark plum and leather. After sitting for a few minutes, it opened to raspberry and spice. The palate was smooth with vibrant flavors of strawberry and ripe cherry. There was almost a bubblegum feel on the front. The finish was spicy and long. Ready to drink now, but let it open for a few minutes for a great experience.
A very good pinot that reminds me of a wet day in the Russian River. Earthy, with flavors of mushrooms and hints if moist leaves. Very concentrated berry flavors with a little dark cherry and red berry. I paired it with a Christmas roast duck in a cherry/port reductiion. Very memorable! Best to let it breath for an hour or two or hold it until late 2010.