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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 | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2014
Greenish gold. Ripe orchard and pit fruit aromas are enlivened by lemon zest and ginger. Smooth and fleshy in texture, offering broad pear and honey flavors and a subtle mineral touch. Suggestions of vanilla and clove show the 60% new oak component and carry through a smoky, clinging finish, with the lemon note echoing This was the last chardonnay vineyard that the Martinellis picked this vintage.