2013 Martinelli Chardonnay Martinelli Road
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 92

Alcohol by volume: 15.1%
Price at time of purchase: $48.00 (from winery)
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

I'm always struck by how pure and crisp and mineral-driven this Chardonnay is considering its obvious richness and high alcohol level. Martinelli seems to have a unique feel for how to handle these great high-alcohol wines. The 2013 Martinelli Road Chardonnay is a beautifully fresh and lively wine, with a beguiling perfume of honeyed pears, citrus, and flowers. Full yet elegant and crisp in the mouth, with a lot of mineral water zing in the lingering finish. - HK 2017-05-19


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