Martinelli "Giuseppe & Luisa" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2017

$59.99

96 Points Parker - limited                    Limited release of Martinelli's legendary Giuseppe & Luisa Sonoma Zinfandel. 96 Points Robert Parker: "Medium ruby-purple, the 2017 Zinfandel Giuseppe and Luisa has a wonderful nose of yellow peach preserves, apricot, boysenberry jam, cinnamon stick and warm black fruits—there are loads of fruity and spicy layers here. In the mouth, it's medium to full-bodied with intense tricolored fruits, firm, grainy tannins and very juicy acidity, finishing long and peachy. This is just what Zinfandel should be! 966 cases produced." 95 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "One of the many standouts in this range, the Martinelli 2017 Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa is fabulous. The purity of the flavors is remarkable. Bright red cherry, blood orange, mint and wild flowers are all beautifully delineated in a racy, textured Zinfandel that delivers the goods big time. All the elements meld together effortlessly." ...One of the great families of Northern California, and of course, one of the highest quality producers, the Martinellis – and rather remarkably so – only estate-bottle 15% of their production from over 300 acres of beautifully situated vineyards in the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast. No doubt Helen Turley, who worked at Martinelli and mentored its winemaking team, left a profound influence on the quality of the Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, Syrahs and Zinfandels, a fact that can’t be overstated. The Chardonnays all go through full malolactic fermentation and tend to see about 50% new oak. The Pinot Noirs are always 100% destemmed and largely spend no longer than ten months in about 60% new French oak. More specifics are included with the following tasting notes."

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Ratings on Delectable

Eric Delectable Pro

16.4% ladies and gentlemen. Yeah, that’s hot. Still, the chocolate, raspberry and pepper shines right through. Nice, but for the exact right occasion only when you want to be thrown back.

16.4% ladies and gentlemen. Yeah, that’s hot. Still, the chocolate, raspberry and pepper shines right through. Nice, but for the exact right occasion only when you want to be thrown back.

9.2

Mary Christoph

Great deep but jammy zin from a local winery!

Great deep but jammy zin from a local winery!

9.2

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