Martinelli Zinfandel Russian River Valley Jackass Vineyard 2009

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94 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2009 Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard emerges from a plot of 130-year-old he...

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Woodland Hills Wine Company
Woodland Hills, CA (2,600 mi)
USD 88.88
750ml
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I've been a big fan of Martinelli for several years and was waiting for an opportunity to give this a try. We popped it open last weekend and unfor... Read more

(17.6% alcohol) Medium, slightly dull red. Porty aromas of roasted red berries, mocha and burnished oak; showed a sappier fruit quality as it opene... Read more

The spectacular 1999 Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard (1,700 cases of 15.9% alcohol) is compelling...an exotic bouquet of smoked Peking duck, plum sauce,... Read more

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Vintage: 2008 07/07/2010

I've been a big fan of Martinelli for several years and was waiting for an opportunity to give this a try. We popped it open last weekend and unfortunately I was greatly disappointed. Appearance was fine but nose was not appealing (had a scent of damp clothing that has been left in the dryer too long). Flavors of licorice and jam. Very heavy in the mouth and the acidity (what little there was) was not in balance with the rest of the wine. Being such a big fan of G&L and their other Zins I was quite surprised. We let it stand hoping it would open up and evolve but no luck. Maybe it was just a bad bottle.


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Vintage: 2000 11/21/2010

(17.6% alcohol) Medium, slightly dull red. Porty aromas of roasted red berries, mocha and burnished oak; showed a sappier fruit quality as it opened in the glass. Superripe, thick and chewy; less sweet today than the Jackass Vineyard, and showing mor... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2000 Martinelli Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 1999 11/21/2010

The spectacular 1999 Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard (1,700 cases of 15.9% alcohol) is compelling...an exotic bouquet of smoked Peking duck, plum sauce, blackberry and cherry liqueur, and Asian spices. The wine is exquisitely concentrated, thick, viscous,... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 1999 Martinelli Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 1997 10/16/2009

A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 1997 Martinelli Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 1997 11/14/2013

The 1997 Zinfandel Jackass Hill Vineyard is a massive totally dry wine that came in at 17.5% alcohol and was bottled unfiltered. Dense and full-bodied it represents Zinfandel in its most concentrated form. Its singular style unctuous texture and fabulously concentrated flavors make for an unforgettable tasting experience. While not for everybody it is the quintessential powerhouse Zinfandel made from tiny yields a phenomenal vineyard site and impeccable winemaking. Its characteristics are intense - jammy black cherries plums prunes dried herbs licorice chocolate and coffee. This wine is best drunk in its exuberant youthfulness but I suspect it will age well beyond a decade. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Vintage: 1996 09/23/2010

A rating was given for this wine in the review, without a tasting note. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 1996 Martinelli Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 1996 05/18/2010

Let's not forget the 1996 Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard (15.6% alcohol) and the 1996 Zinfandel Jackass Hill Vineyard. It's a toss-up as to who is making better Zinfandel - Napa's Turley Cellars, or Martinelli. The 1996 Zinfandel Jackass Hill Vineyard re... Robert Parker. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 1996 Martinelli Zinfandel Jackass Hill Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 1994 02/11/2011

Dark, ripe and intense. Delivers an elegant core of complex, rich, plush plum, cherry, currant and berry flavors, with a tarry, spicy aftertaste. Delicious now... Wine Spectator. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 1994 Martinelli Zinfandel Jackass Hill Vineyard 1500ml


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4.00 5
2008 08/14/2010

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1999 11/26/2007

Winemaker's Notes:

94 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2009 Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard emerges from a plot of 130-year-old head-trained vines. Plums, exotic spices, tar, minerals, forest floor and black cherries are some of the many notes that come to life in this powerful, explosive wine. Layers of fruit continue to build with notable intensity as the wine flows through to its intense, resonant finish. This is a dazzling wine from Martinelli, but patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029. (Feb 2012)

94 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2009 Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard emerges from a plot of 130-year-old head-trained vines. Plums, exotic spices, tar, minerals, forest floor and black cherries are some of the many notes that come to life in this powerful, explosive wine. Layers of fruit continue to build with notable intensity as the wine flows through to its intense, resonant finish. This is a dazzling wine from Martinelli, but patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029. (Feb 2012)

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