Martinelli Lolita Ranch Pinot Noir 2008
Martinelli Lolita Ranch Pinot Noir 2008
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Pinot Noir
Region: California » Sonoma County » Russian River Valley
Producer: Martinelli
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The vines are trained on a vertical trellis system and are tightly spaced at 2,000 plants per acre. The small vineyard is lined by a thick border of huge pepperwood trees, redwoods, tan oak, black oak and the smooth red-barked manzanita. Since planting the grapes, cattle no longer grace the landscape on this wooded property, but a hoard of wildlife does, which accounts for scores of wild turkeys, foxes (el zorro in Spanish), deer, and many species of birds, especially herons and mergansers that live along the winding creek below.

Wine Advocate

The 2008 Pinot Noir Lolita Ranch's medium garnet/ruby hue is followed by a big, sweet kiss of wild strawberries, forest floor and earth. This medium to full-bodied, sexy, seductive Pinot possesses adequate acids, sweet tannins and loads of fruit. It should drink nicely for 5-6 years or longer.

Score: 92. —Robert Parker, February 2011.

International Wine Cellar

2008 Martinelli Vineyards Pinot Noir Lolita Ranch Russian River Valley - Deep red. Aromas of red berries, licorice and mocha, with a hint of musky underbrush. Juicy, youthfully bitter cherry and redcurrant flavors are framed by chewy tannins and gain sweetness with air. Tight but gently sweet on the finish, which echoes the bitter cherry note and clings nicely. Give this some air.

Score: 90. —Josh Raynolds,

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