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Martinelli Zinfandel Russian River Valley Jackass Vineyard 1997

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the Martinellis made their reputation with their extraordinary Zinfandels, and the newest of the cuvees is the Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa. The 1997 is a blockbuster, with deep ruby/purple color and a big, sweet nose of ripe figs, strawberry and cherry jam, mincemeat, and peppery spices. It is full-bodied, heady, opulent, and ideal for drinking over the next 5-7 years, although I suspect it will last a lot longer. The finished alcohol is 16.90%.

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Since 1896, five generations of the Martinelli family have worked together producing apples and wine in Sonoma County. We invite you to stop by the Martinelli Vineyards Tasting room in our historic Hop Barn to try our award winning estate wines.

External Reviews for Martinelli Zinfandel Russian River Valley Jackass Vineyard

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

The 1997 Zinfandel Jackass Hill Vineyard is a massive totally dry wine that came in at 17.5% alcohol and was bottled unfiltered. Dense and full-bodied it represents Zinfandel in its most concentrated form. Its singular style unctuous texture and fabulously concentrated flavors make for an unforgettable tasting experience. While not for everybody it is the quintessential powerhouse Zinfandel made from tiny yields a phenomenal vineyard site and impeccable winemaking. Its characteristics are intense - jammy black cherries plums prunes dried herbs licorice chocolate and coffee. This wine is best drunk in its exuberant youthfulness but I suspect it will age well beyond a decade. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 1997 Martinelli Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard 750ml



the Martinellis made their reputation with their extraordinary Zinfandels, and the newest of the cuvees is the Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa. The 1997 is a blockbuster, with deep ruby/purple color and a big, sweet nose of ripe figs, strawberry and cherry jam, mincemeat, and peppery spices. It is full-bodied, heady, opulent, and ideal for drinking over the next 5-7 years, although I suspect it will last a lot longer. The finished alcohol is 16.90%.

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