★ 94+ Points 94+ Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Pinot Noir Lolita Ranch is a deep, luscious wine. Super-ripe red cherry, kirsch, menthol, spice and dried flowers all run through this powerhouse Pinot. The Lolita Ranch has a lot going on, but it also needs time to be at its best. It is one of the more overt and potent wines in the range today." ...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...As good as 2013 is for Pinot Noir in Sonoma, 2014 actually eclipses it."