This site on Frei Road, in the heart of Russian River Valley, is owned by the Martinelli family and is farmed by George Martinelli, the youngest in a distinguished family of Sonoma County viticultural masters.
Reflecting the rich character of the small 2006 crop, this vintage of Patz & Hall's Zio Tony Ranch Russian River Chardonnay has a silky, viscous texture that accentuates its sweet custard and caramelized sugar elements. Vibrant and fruity, this wine displays more lime, peach and lemon cream notes than in previous vintages, with a citrus oil emphasis that segues to a long, satisfying finish.
"Bright gold hue. Fresh apricot and peach aromas with a secondary wet stone mineral scent. Ripe peach and caramel flavors with a subtle vanillin influence. Rich, steadfast close with lingering peach, butterscotch and mineral notes." 92 Points
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