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2009 Martinelli - Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa Vineyard Zinfandel - USA - California - Sonoma - Russian River Valley - Red

USA - California - Sonoma - Russian River Valley

Red Zinfandel
Producer Notes

Martinelli Winery is steeped in tradition - the founders were Giuseppe Martinelli and Luisa Vellutini, originally from a village in Tuscany, who eloped as teenagers and landed in Sonoma in 1887. Though resources were scarce, Giuseppe, armed with extensive viticultural knowledge, earned and borrowed enough to purchase a bit of land - the current 60-degree slope which is now known as Jackass Hill... More »

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90
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2011 VF: 2011-2019
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 156
Author Jam02110
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.718%
Tasted On 12/22/2013
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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.496%
Tasted On 05/27/2013

Didn't do a lot for me. Very fruity, but didn't really do much for me.

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Author Anon
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Tasted On 01/15/2012
Drink Dates

Garnet in color. Medium rim variation. Medium legs. Raisin, Smokey. Raisin. Light/Medium bodied. Linear texture. Short finish.

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Author Billy the Kid
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.622%
Tasted On 08/21/2011

This is an easy drinking fun wine. Plenty of fruit. Friends and pizza! That's what this wine is.

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Author Hott Cigar
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Tasted On 04/29/2011
Drink Dates 2011

Smooth; hints of black currant and tobacco; very nice on the finish

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