Martinelli Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch 2014 0,75
Robert Parker 96P
The cool-climate 2014 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch, from the Green Valley in the Russian River, is absolutely spectacular. It saw 80% new oak because it was so concentrated, and it seems to have sucked it up and only reveals just a slight wood spice to its full-bodied, beautifully textured, black raspberry and blackberry fruit. This is one of the profound 2014s and should drink well for 15-20 years.
Martinelli Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012 0,75
TastingnoteBright red. Intense red fruit and blood orange scents are underscored by dusty mineral and spice notes. On the palate, taut redcurrant, strawberry and raspberry favors gain sweetness and flesh with aeration. Sexy oak spices build on the finish, which features silky tannins and an echo of fresh red berries. There's 70% new oak here and it expresses itself by spiciness, not vanilla or mocha.
Martinelli Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa 2014 0,75
Robert Parker 96P
Absolutely killer, the 2014 Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa (16.4% alcohol) is opaque purple in color with notes of Asian spice, blackberry, blueberry, chocolate and espresso. The wine is complex, beautifully pure, and full-bodied, with a skyscraper-like texture and length. Drink it over the next 10-15+ years.
Martinelli Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard 2012 0,75
Robert Parker 94/100
The evolved dark garnet-colored 2012 Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard came in at only 17.1% natural alcohol. It is extremely full-bodied with notes of lavender, bay leaf, sweet mulberry and black cherry jam, wild strawberries, spice box and charcuterie. The incredibly decadent, luxurious aromatic profile is followed by an equally stunning, multidimensional, full-throttle, massively-endowed wine to drink over the next 10-15+ years.
International Wine Cellar 94/100
Highly perfumed aromas of black and blue fruits, apricot, potpourri and woodsmoke, with a sexy Asian spice nuance adding complexity. Juicy, penetrating blueberry and mulberry flavors show outstanding depth, with a spine of zesty minerality providing lift. Offers a compelling blend of richness, weight and vivacity and finishes with superb clarity, power and spicy persistence. I suspect that this hugely concentrated wine will age along a slow, steady, very long curve.