Russian River Valley, California
Vinous 97 points!
The Martinelli Family has grown grapes in Sonoma County since the 1880?s. All of their wines are produced from estate grown grapes still farmed by the Martinelli Family. Martinelli Winery specializes in small single vineyard lots of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and Syrah, from the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, and Green Valley of Russian River appellations. The primary goal of Martinelli Winery has always been hand-crafting quality wines that are born in their estate vineyards. The grapes come from estate grown fruit, allowing them to use only their favorite blocks for each vineyard-designated wine.
2018 Zio Tony Ranch Pinot Noir has intriguing aromas of blueberry, hibiscus tea, and a pinch of white pepper on the nose. On the palate, a sweet entry leads to balance acidity. As the wine unfolds refreshing flavors of bing cherry and Santa Rosa plum linger through the finish.
"The 2018 Pinot Noir Zio Tony Ranch is a magnificent wine that captures all of the Martinelli signatures. Super-ripe red cherry, red plum, blood orange, mint and spice build in a sumptuous, beautifully layered Pinot that dazzles from start to finish. The mix of six different clones is one of the factors that yields a Pinot of stunning complexity. Wow!"-Vinous, 97 points! April/2020
Enjoy Martinelli Pinot Noir Zio Tony Ranch with roast pork, grilled chicken, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and cheeses.