Martha Stoumen

Mendo Benchlands Zinfandel-Nero d'Avola Blend

9.219 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Zinfandel, Nero d'Avola
Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Beef, Tomato-Based, Lamb, Venison, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Potato, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Baking Spices, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Ely Cohn

Best Martha to date. Her wines get interesting at this level, beyond Post Flirtation. Here she channels Sicily and projects Cali through two grapes she adores - Nero D’Avola and Zin.Dark brew of juicy fruits and toasted spice. Plums, Driscoll’s blackberries, ripe raspberries. Cinnamon and cardamom.

Best Martha to date. Her wines get interesting at this level, beyond Post Flirtation. Here she channels Sicily and projects Cali through two grapes she adores - Nero D’Avola and Zin.Dark brew of juicy fruits and toasted spice. Plums, Driscoll’s blackberries, ripe raspberries. Cinnamon and cardamom.

Oct 19th, 2020
Brian Hearty

2019. Loved this wine so much a few months ago. When I saw an article on the winemaker in the Oct Food&Wine, it reminded me that I needed to buy another bottle! I remember decanting the first bottle for a little while, but we didn’t have time tonight. By the end of dinner, it was drinking fantastic like the decanted bottle.

2019. Loved this wine so much a few months ago. When I saw an article on the winemaker in the Oct Food&Wine, it reminded me that I needed to buy another bottle! I remember decanting the first bottle for a little while, but we didn’t have time tonight. By the end of dinner, it was drinking fantastic like the decanted bottle.

Oct 14th, 2020
Brendan Flaherty

Boom. Aggressively balanced.

Boom. Aggressively balanced.

Aug 28th, 2020
Brian Hearty

2019. Wow! Such delicious fruit flavors with a great mouthfeel and perfect level of acidity. Paired really well with ziti and sausages from A. Litteri.

2019. Wow! Such delicious fruit flavors with a great mouthfeel and perfect level of acidity. Paired really well with ziti and sausages from A. Litteri.

Jul 26th, 2020
James Brenner

This is stellar.

This is stellar.

Jul 26th, 2020
Ben Christen

Great wine.

Great wine.

Jun 7th, 2020
Pamela Cervisi

Juicy and bold

Juicy and bold

May 9th, 2020
Dana Brown

Incredible mouthfeel!

Incredible mouthfeel!

May 2nd, 2020
Perry Riddle

Perry had this 6 months ago

Perry had this 6 months ago

Jun 12th, 2020
John Gilmore

John had this 23 days ago

John had this 23 days ago

Nov 7th, 2020