2018 Martinelli Zinfandel Giuseppe and Louisa
Russian River, Sonoma, CA
 
WB Rating: 92

 
Alcohol by volume: 16.4%
Price at time of purchase: $58.00 (from winery)
 
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel

Hard to imagine a wine with 16.4% being "elegant," but this one comes pretty close. Gorgeous, forward nose showing strawberry, blueberry, and red raspberry fruit with background hints of red flowers, stone fruits, and baking pastry. Without food, you can definitely feel the alcoholic bite, but the wine is actually silky smooth and almost Pinot-like in texture. Delicious, will only get more so over the next couple of years. - HK 2021-04-10

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