2009 Martinelli Zinfandel Vellutini Ranch
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 92

Alcohol by volume: 16.1%
Price at time of purchase: $50.00 (from winery)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s):

The ultimate 4th of July barbecue wine! Exceptionally good Zinfandel from a vineyard abutting both the Jackass and Jackass Hill Vineyards on Martinelli Road. Totally delicious, fruit-driven wine loaded with plum, dark cherry, and cassis-like notes along with smokey barbecue scents and sweet oaky spice. Seamless and silky smooth, the alcohol submerged nicely in the fruit. Drinking beautifully at age 3, though I'm sure it will be delicious for several more years. - HK 2012-07-04


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