2015 Martinelli 'Charles Ranch' Chardonnay Russian River Valley

$69.95
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If you're looking for a molto edonistico Chardonnay from Sonoma County to wow your guests, look no further than this beauty from Martinelli.

Antonio Galloni flipped for it: "Wonderfully complete and harmonious, the Charles Ranch is a wine that brings together striking perfume, a classic, rich expression of Martinelli fruit and silky, plush texture. At the same time, there is a palpable sense of translucence and underlying minerality that convey elegance. Time in the glass only brings out the wine's pedigree further. What a gorgeous wine this is."

Our tastings with the utterly vivacious Regina Martinelli, sales director for her family's 130-year-old winery, are always showstoppers. Every one of this winery's Chardonnays, Pinots Noirs, Syrahs, and Zinfandels is outstanding. If we know anything about what we're doing, the wines are going to turn you on. They have it all: brilliantly expressive fruit, concentration, and complexity. It's not often that a winery comes by and reminds us why we love wine so much. Put together a mixed case and experience the thrill for yourself. Most of these wines are sold only through the winery and are very hard to find.

Varietal:
Chardonnay
Winemaker:
Erin Green
Vintage:
2015
Appellation:
Sonoma
Sub-Appellation:
Russian River Valley
SKU #:
1WMAR15CH3CHARLESRANCH
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The 2015 Chardonnay Charles Ranch boasts tremendous aromatic intensity and brightness to play off the rich, layered fruit. Wonderfully complete and harmonious, the Charles Ranch is a wine that brings together striking perfume, a classic, rich expression of Martinelli fruit and silky, plush texture. At the same time, there is a palpable sense of translucence and underlying minerality that convey elegance. Time in the glass only brings out the wine's pedigree further. What a gorgeous wine this is