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Martinelli Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Blue Slide Ridge 2015

Winemaker's Notes:

95+ points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): ...earthy, forest floor, tree bark and black soil- laced nose with a core of black cherries, black berries and sautéed herbs. Truly a Big Bertha of a Pinot, this is one for those with hedonistic tendencies. Packed with black berry, savory earth and dried herb flavors, and framed by firm, chewy tannins, it finishes with epic length and with everything 'greatly' balanced... should really be enjoyed after it's had another 2-3 years in bottle. Drink: 2019-2030. (Feb 2017)

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Martinelli Winery:
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.

Member Reviews for Martinelli Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Blue Slide Ridge

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Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/04/2009

bright fruit, but a little too candied and sweet for me


Snooth User: palmnut
89683836
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/31/2009

big strawberries, tons of spice, HOT finish - 15.5% alcohol - made this tough to keep drinking. didn't love, maybe more time in the cellar was needed.


Snooth User: Nodens1
2826036
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/10/2007

This was the best wine out of 50 Pinot Noirs tasted at Pinot Days 2007, SF. The wine had the best conentration, balance and varietal aroma / flavor characteristics. The flavors are characteristic cherry, smoke and hint of earth with a balanced amount of oak. The oak level is restrained but need to match the level of fruit. 2005 pinot noirs were not showing vwell at Pinot Days.


Snooth User: SDWineLover13
32231316
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/31/2007

Flavors of plum, blueberry and cherry with a medium o full body finish. Will definitely buy again. SDWC.


Snooth User: wineclosetinc
68951140
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/16/2008

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 03/04/2009

Cherry, spices, and smoky oak. Hot, acidic for me


Snooth User: pkrasnoo
3253417
4.50 5
Vintage: 2002 10/09/2007

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Martinelli Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Blue Slide Ridge

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Vintage: 2005 11/21/2010

From the cold Green Valley, the 2005 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vineyard shows loads of tannin, a greener, cooler character, with plenty of pomegranate, sour cherry, menthol, and forest floor. It tastes more like a Loire Valley wine tha... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Martinelli Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2005 02/21/2009

Shows savory aromas of earthy cherry, earthen floor, mushroom and spice. The Pinot Noir fruit is pure, rich and focused on the palate, with a long, detailed finish. Drink now through 2011. 585 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Martinelli Pinot Noir Zio Tony Ranch 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/16/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Martinelli Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/17/2010

The 2005 Pinot Noirs also showed well, with the 2005 Pinot Noir Zio Tony Ranch dark ruby with notes of pomegranate, sweet and sour cherries, a hint of spice, and a medium to full-bodied, concentrated palate. This wine (585 cases) should age nicely for up to a decade.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 07/11/2007

With Helen Turley as winemaker here, Martinelli's Pinot Noir packs power in the punch. The Bella Vigna is bottled unfined and unfiltered. It is a select blend of plantings from the Russian River Valley. Concentrated, with notes of dried fruit, cola, and licorice.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 11/23/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2004 Martinelli Pinot Noir Three Sisters Vineyard Sea Ridge Meadow 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2004 11/21/2010

The 2004 Pinot Noir Blue Slide possesses a classic floral, herbal, and blueberry-scented nose with hints of soy, underbrush, and flint. The wine is deep, rich, medium to full-bodied, long, and velvety-textured. It's a beauty from that cool-clima... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2004 Martinelli Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge 750ml


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95+ points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): ...earthy, forest floor, tree bark and black soil- laced nose with a core of black cherries, black berries and sautéed herbs. Truly a Big Bertha of a Pinot, this is one for those with hedonistic tendencies. Packed with black berry, savory earth and dried herb flavors, and framed by firm, chewy tannins, it finishes with epic length and with everything 'greatly' balanced... should really be enjoyed after it's had another 2-3 years in bottle. Drink: 2019-2030. (Feb 2017)

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