2012 Martinelli Zinfandel Lolita Ranch
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 88

Alcohol by volume: 15.9%
Price at time of purchase: $52.00 (from winery)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s):

Medium to light ruby in color - this is obviously not a Dry Creek Zin! Some Pinot Noir characteristics in the aromas - crushed dark cherry and black raspberry - but not in the liqueur-like mouth feel that adds the punch of kirsch to the berry flavors. Nice touches of vanilla and spice, but also some unwieldy heat from the alcohol. An interesting Russian River Zin, but not quite in my comfort zone. This is one Martinelli Zin whose alcohol gets the better of the flavors. - HK 2017-07-04


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