Martinelli Giuseppe & Luisa Zinfandel 2015
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|
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.
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.