| 2012 Martinelli Zinfandel Giuseppe and Louisa|
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 91
Alcohol by volume: 17.3%
Price at time of purchase: $52.00 (from winery)
Another Martinelli Zin with crazy alcohol level yet with an overall harmonious feel to it. Liqueur-like texture, but not sweet or raisiny, just remarkably rich and silky. Flavors lean toward candied red cherry, mulberry, plum, charcoal, kirsch, with touches of underbrush and spice. Obviously round and full but actually quite velvety in the mouth and finish. Some obvious heat on the first sip or two, but once the palate recalibrates, a super enjoyable, unique Zin. - HK 2015-06-29
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