Martinelli

"Giuseppe & Luisa" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

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

17.3% abv. I thought this wine was going to be hot and port like. However, the alcohol is extremely well integrated. Juicy ripe fruit and smooth finish.

17.3% abv. I thought this wine was going to be hot and port like. However, the alcohol is extremely well integrated. Juicy ripe fruit and smooth finish.

Jul 2nd, 2015
Brian McMahon

Sales Polaner Selections

9.0

17.3%😜

17.3%😜

Dec 9th, 2014
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.8

Great Zin, fruit explodes in the mouth. Great balance of alcohol and juices. Great end of night wine. You don't taste the 17.4 alcohol . Served out of a mag. Catelli Duo Monday wine group...

Great Zin, fruit explodes in the mouth. Great balance of alcohol and juices. Great end of night wine. You don't taste the 17.4 alcohol . Served out of a mag. Catelli Duo Monday wine group...

Dec 8th, 2014
Mark Lindzy

Very well-balanced for 17.3%!

Very well-balanced for 17.3%!

Jul 30th, 2014
Christopher Johnson

Get some.

Get some.

Apr 17th, 2014
Carsten rudolph

17.1 % Alc.... Although I forgot to keep the bottle in a wine cooler it was a good experience... lot of fruit and some acid - but a heavy and strong wine especially towards the end of the evening...

17.1 % Alc.... Although I forgot to keep the bottle in a wine cooler it was a good experience... lot of fruit and some acid - but a heavy and strong wine especially towards the end of the evening...

Apr 25th, 2020
Joe Gillies

Drinking so good right now. Pnp
No heat despite the high abv.
Visually looks like a pinot but is much much bigger than it looks.

Drinking so good right now. Pnp
No heat despite the high abv.
Visually looks like a pinot but is much much bigger than it looks.

Nov 26th, 2017
Paul Stefani

Back in February last year I open a bottle and it was weak, unbalanced and disappointing. This evening I opened another and a year of cellar time has made a big difference. It's come together, elegant , still a bit sharp in acidity, but loads of strawberries and a nice finish. Went great with chicken pesto pizza.

Back in February last year I open a bottle and it was weak, unbalanced and disappointing. This evening I opened another and a year of cellar time has made a big difference. It's come together, elegant , still a bit sharp in acidity, but loads of strawberries and a nice finish. Went great with chicken pesto pizza.

Apr 19th, 2016
Peter Dunn

Thought it would be hot, at over 17%, but it drank well.

Thought it would be hot, at over 17%, but it drank well.

Mar 6th, 2016
Alain Desgagne

Super profond. Mon premier vin aussi alcoolisĂ© 17.3%. Mais Luc et moi dĂźnons pour cĂ©lĂ©brer notre fĂȘte 4 et 7 dĂ©cembre.

Super profond. Mon premier vin aussi alcoolisĂ© 17.3%. Mais Luc et moi dĂźnons pour cĂ©lĂ©brer notre fĂȘte 4 et 7 dĂ©cembre.

Dec 22nd, 2015