This wine is a blend of Martinelli vineyards from the northern Sonoma Coast in the Fort Ross - Seaview AVA. Carolyn Martinelli’s family homesteaded this property in the 1860’s, when her family came to California by wagon train and have been the owners ever since. The 2015 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir has aromas of black cherry, sweet herbs and star anise, with a well-focused brightness. The palate entry is firm cherry and red plum with a silky overlay of fresh berry, spice, and notes of dark blue fruit in the finish.
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.