Martinelli Zinfandel Russian River 2009
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.
External Reviews for Martinelli Zinfandel Russian River
Superripe yet well-structured and graceful, showing aromas of blackberry jam and toasty vanilla, with succulent huckleberry and smoky licorice flavors that finish with briary, zesty tannins. Drink now through 2012.
Deep ruby/red. Exotically perfumed, slightly smoky bouquet of raspberry, blueberry, sandalwood, and cracked pepper. The palate offers nervier red fruits, along with surprisingly graceful floral qualities and silky texture. There's something almost pinot-like (!) about this today. The finish repeats the fresh raspberry note and lingers impressively.
The dark ruby/purple-tinged 2007 Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa offers sweet aromas of plums, roasted meats, pepper, kirsch, roasted herbs, and figs. This deep, dense, full-bodied effort is a singular, hedonistic style of Zinfandel that should provide immense pleasure over the next 5-6 years.
A luscious fruit bomb, showing jammy, vibrant black plum and smoky meat aromas and soft, rich mocha cherry flavors, with fresh pepper and toasty oak. Drink now through 2011.
Medium red. Powerfully scented bouquet of raspberry, cherry and blueberry, complicated by gingerbread, black tea and espresso. Juicy, densely packed red and dark berry flavors are enlivened by zesty acidity, which leavens the sheer sweetness of the fruit. Admirably fresh and balanced for such a big, deep, dense and full-flavored wine. Leaves a strong impression of candied dark berry flavors in its wake. This would be great with smoked brisket.
Deep ruby. Intensely aromatic nose offers potent blackberry and blueberry aromas strongly accented by black cardamom, dried rose, cured tobacco and musky underbrush. Lush and creamy, with impressively sweet dark fruit flavors and a hint of floral pastille. Very concentrated but also soft and approachable. This plot is planted with cuttings from the Jackass vineyard.
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