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Martinelli 2014 'Lolita Ranch' Zinfandel, Russian River Zinfandel

Martinelli


95 Points Parker - limited                   
Limited release of Martinelli's legendary Sonoma Zinfandel.

95 Points Robert Parker: "The 2014 Zinfandel Lolita Ranch (16.4%) displays fabulous fruit, loads of plum, Asian soy, black cherry, forest floor and smoked barbecued meats. The great fruit, extraordinary ripeness and full-bodied power should translate into at least a decade of drinking pleasure....

...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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