2011 Martinelli Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vineyard
Green Valley of Russian River AVA, Sonoma
 
WB Rating: 92

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.5%
Price at time of purchase: $60.00 (Winery)
 
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s):

Nose started off with just a whiff of acrid woodiness, but this dissipated almost immediately with airing to reveal a superb, complex, perfumed aroma of classic Pinot fruit, spice, and flowers. Authoritative and sumptuous in the mouth, seamless texture with very fine tannins. Beautifully balanced and lively - no loss of energy at nearly age 7. Usually my favorite Martinelli Pinot Noir, and 2011 - a difficult year - is no exception. - HK 2018-01-10

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