Martinelli

"Bella Vigna" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

9.1169 ratings
8.934 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Onion
Top Notes For
Sean Genn

Cherry, currants, earth, licorice and vanilla. Ripe but still elegant. The %70 new oak is apparent on the finish. It may integrate with a little more time.

Cherry, currants, earth, licorice and vanilla. Ripe but still elegant. The %70 new oak is apparent on the finish. It may integrate with a little more time.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 11th, 2015
Henrik Poulsen

14.8% alc.
Showing super ripe (and with ethyl acetate notes) this pushes extraction and full body to a new level for Pinot N.
I prefer a more supple take on this varietal but I could see this having fans in the "Big & Bold" camp.
@Delectable Wine - this is Bella Vigna.

14.8% alc.
Showing super ripe (and with ethyl acetate notes) this pushes extraction and full body to a new level for Pinot N.
I prefer a more supple take on this varietal but I could see this having fans in the "Big & Bold" camp.
@Delectable Wine - this is Bella Vigna.

1 person found it helpfulMar 13th, 2016
Jonathan Wall

What a nose! Fruit, flowers, vines, and sunshine. Actually, only complaint was it was a little hot on alcohol. Left half a bottle for two nights later and that issue smoothed out but some of the powerful nose faded. On sale so going back for another ( 2nd bottle a few weeks later was consistent).

What a nose! Fruit, flowers, vines, and sunshine. Actually, only complaint was it was a little hot on alcohol. Left half a bottle for two nights later and that issue smoothed out but some of the powerful nose faded. On sale so going back for another ( 2nd bottle a few weeks later was consistent).

1 person found it helpfulJun 15th, 2015
Aaron Means

Super good Pinot. More on the hedonistic side of things but just short of going over the top. Smells of pomegranate, cranberry, and black cherry dragged through a newly paved tarry road. Tastes like black pepper and watermelon jolly rancher with good rounded mid palate.

Super good Pinot. More on the hedonistic side of things but just short of going over the top. Smells of pomegranate, cranberry, and black cherry dragged through a newly paved tarry road. Tastes like black pepper and watermelon jolly rancher with good rounded mid palate.

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2014
Chris Morgan

Sommelier The Oceanaire Seafood Room

9.0

Pizza wine!

Pizza wine!

Apr 1st, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Light Ruby with aromas of red fruits and spice. On the palate cherry, raspberry and gentle earthy oak flavors come forth. Tannins are firm and rich, well balanced on a Medium+ finish.

Light Ruby with aromas of red fruits and spice. On the palate cherry, raspberry and gentle earthy oak flavors come forth. Tannins are firm and rich, well balanced on a Medium+ finish.

Aug 6th, 2016
Lynn Penner-Ash

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

8.9

Some late bitterness. Fruit still holding

Some late bitterness. Fruit still holding

Feb 14th, 2016
TJ Maxwell

Textbook Russian River PN. Fairly intense and forward black cherry, char, spice nuances.

Textbook Russian River PN. Fairly intense and forward black cherry, char, spice nuances.

Oct 8th, 2015
Marshall Parrish

Smooth but past its prime. Should have opened it 5 years ago.

Smooth but past its prime. Should have opened it 5 years ago.

Aug 22nd, 2015
Joel Pennington #❤️🐢🍷

Owner/Winemaker Slow Turtle Vineyard

9.2

Best color ever

Best color ever

Jun 16th, 2015