The Martinelli Family has been growing grapes and making wine in the Russian River Valley since the 1880s, so you can imagine they’ve learned a trick or two. This practically perfect Zinfandel is the culmination of a century-plus spent building an Estate worthy of the family name. The 2019 bursts with intensity, plus a lovely kick of floral notes and acidity. The silken mouthfeel is incredible, the full flavors kept fresh and lifted with all the elements in balance through to the complex, floral finish. As the Wine Advocate puts it: “WOW!”
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.
Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2019 Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa bursts with singular aromas of dried lavender and citrus peel, smoky, mineral-like undertones and loads of exotic spices over a core of wild berry preserves and peaches. It's incredible in the mouth, its full flavors delivered in a silky, ultra fresh and lifted frame, and it finishes with loads of floral nuance. Wow!