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2012 Martinelli Vineyards Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vineyard Green Valley of Russian River Valley
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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.

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2012 Martinelli Vineyards Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vineyard Green Valley of Russian River Valley

Producer: Martinelli Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma

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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2014

(15.5% alcohol, the highest of this year's pinot releases here):  Vivid ruby-red.  Raspberry liqueur, Asian spices, vanilla and smoky minerals on the intensely perfumed, expansive nose.  Juicy and deeply concentrated, offering palate-coating flavors of red berry preserves, cola, spicecake and floral pastilles.  Finishes with strong mineral thrust, plush tannins and lingering spiciness.  Not for those who prefer their pinots in a subdued style, that's for sure.

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About California

It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...

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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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