2009 Martinelli Zinfandel Giuseppe and Louisa
Russian River, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 92

 
Alcohol by volume: 16.5%
Price at time of purchase: $48.00 (from winery)
 
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s):

Monster Zinfandel, absolutely overflowing with flavor. Deep, complex nose shows dark cherry, roasted fig, blackberry liqueur, prune, port, on top of a huge dosage of sweet oak and smoky, cinnamon-like spiciness. A dominant wine, therefore requiring a heavy-duty barbecue or ripe cheese. Very nearly over the top, but it stays on the healthy side. Super interesting and fun wine regardless of the food matchup problem. - HK 2013-10-26

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