Bella Vigna means “Beautiful Vines” and, for this lovely bottle, the team chose barrels that most beautifully showcased the small Pinot Noir vineyards’ combined strengths. Curated from all of Martinelli’s Estate Pinot Noir vineyards in the Sonoma Coast AVA, this is an approachable introduction to the style and substance of a historic house. Inviting aromas of blueberry, black cherry and sweet oak meet deep flavors of boysenberry and clove in a long, balanced and delicious Pinot.
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.