2008 Martinelli Muscat Alexandria Jackass Hill Vineyard
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 90

Alcohol by volume: 14.9%
Price at time of purchase: $28.00 (from winery)
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Muscat Alexandria

Amazingly concentrated wine - which pretty much defines Jackass Hill for all varietals. Coming in at 14.9% alcohol and who knows how much residual sugar, one has to wonder how much sugar was in the grapes at harvest! Hugely concentrated, unctuous mouth feel, and flavors that run the full gamut from apricot, honeyed orange, vanilla, and toasted nuts to a powerful sense of orange marmalade in the finish. Not exactly light on its feet, but this sticky is one of a kind. (Price is for 375 ml bottle.) - HK 2012-02-27


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