Martinelli Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
Sweet aromas of blueberry, black cherry and sweet sandalwood. The palate is weighty and rich with a lengthy finish with deep flavors of boysenberry and hints of clean earth.
The 2018 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch is an intriguing wine. This site, in the cold Sebastopol Hills, is early to go through bud break and late to ripen. That long growing season yields a Pinot with intense, ripe flavors and bright acids, a combination that at times is very Zinfandel-like in its inflections. Dried flowers, leather, mint, cedar and earthy tones add myriad shades of nuance. This is such a striking and alluring Pinot. Drinking window: 2020 - 2033.