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Martinelli

Martinelli Winery has one of the most romantic histories of any of California’s long-time wineries. Its roots were established in 1887 when a teen-aged couple from Tuscany eloped to the Russian River Valley. Giuseppe Martinelli, who was 19 when he arrived in California with his 16-year-old wife, had been a young winemaker in Italy and wanted to start his own winery in California. By 1905 he owned some extremely steep property in Sonoma County. When his youngest son took over in 1918, the vineyard became known as “Jackass Hill,” since it was said within the family that only a jackass would try to work it. Today the winery is owned by Lee and Carolyn Martinelli. The winery includes 206 acres in the Russian River Valley and the Sonoma Coast. Though the estate makes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat, it is best known for its Zinfandel.

2001 Martinelli Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vnyd Pinot Noir

RP  88-90   

2001 Martinelli Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vnyd Pinot Noir

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RP  88-90   

2013 Martinelli Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vnyd Pinot Noir

2014 Martinelli Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vnyd Pinot Noir

2014 Martinelli Chico's Hill Syrah

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VN  94   
WA  92+    

2011 Martinelli Giuseppe & Luisa Zinfandel

RP  94   
VN  93   
WS  92   
5 available
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2015 Martinelli Giuseppe & Luisa Zinfandel

VN  94   
WA  93   
2 available
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2018 Martinelli Giuseppe & Luisa Zinfandel

VN  95   
WA  93   

2009 Martinelli Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel

VN  94   
2 available
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2013 Martinelli Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel

VN  93   
2 available
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2014 Martinelli Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel

RP  97   
VN  93   

2014 Martinelli Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel

RP  97   
VN  93   

2014 Martinelli Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel

RP  97   
VN  93   

2014 Martinelli Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

WE  95   
WS  90   
2 available
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