Martinelli Giuseppe & Luisa Zinfandel 2015

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SKU 11676

750ml

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Robert Parker says 'the venerable Martinelli winery is one of the iconic families and longtime growers in Sonoma.' Famous for their Jackass Vineyard, planted in the late 1800's, the Marinelli family is an icon of the Russian River Valley. Lee Martinelli, Sr. planted the Giuseppe and Luisa vineyard on a knoll above the winery, several miles east of the family's famed Jackass Hill vineyard. Unusually for Zinfandel, it's planted at a density of 2,000 vines per acre; typical of Zinfandel, it's often a hedonistic, fruit-forward wine.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Martinelli
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Wine AdvocateAt the higher end of the alcohol spectrum, these Martinelli Zinfandels are powerful wines for sure, but I hasten to add that they are beautifully balanced and in terms of flavor, tannin and complexity, they represent the pinnacles of ripeness in every sense. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Zinfandel Giuseppe and Luisa is scented of dried mulberries, plum preserves and blueberry pie with suggestions of hoisin sauce, sandalwood and sautéed herbs. With generous black berry preserves and spice flavors on the very full-bodied palate, it is a mouthful of rich, plush, pure hedonism.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, April 2017
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Wine SpectatorRich and zesty, this carries ripeness with acumen, offering floral, raspberry and blueberry flavors, with toasty vanilla and spice accents. Drink now through 2022. 879 cases made.

Tim Fish, June 30, 2017

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