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About Martinelli Vineyards
Martinelli Winery is truly a creation born out of love. Founders Giuseppe and Luisa Martinelli eloped from their native Tuscany in 1895, with little more than their knowledge of winemaking, and set out to make a life in the new world. Over a century later, we can safely say that they succeeded.
91 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
91(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2001
Reticent, leesy nose combines honey, orange zest, lemon custard and smoky oak. At once more backward and more sophisticated than Martinelli other '99 chardonnays; quite dry but chewy with extract, and sharply delineated. Long, slow-mounting finish. From vines at the foot of the Jackass Vineyard.