2015 Martinelli Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vineyard Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

15.4% alc., $70. 23 acres of clones 114, “828,” 777, 667, 943 and Calera planted in Goldridge sandy loam soil. · Very dark garnet color in the glass. Aromas of black fruits, toast and vanilla creme. Full-bodied and luscious with copious purple and blackberry flavors supported by complimentary oak. The alcohol and tannins are well-integrated in this wine that could be mistaken for a Zinfandel. Well-made in this style that pleases with a slick and smooth mouthfeel.There is less acidity than wines from Green Valley typically offer but there is enough to propel the wine. Noticeably more mellow when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 92. Reviewed January 20, 2018

Winery: Martinelli Winery & Vineyards
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