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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Martinelli Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel 2005
Martinelli Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel 2005
(search item no. 122582)
boutique wine
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $129.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel has aromas of cherry pit, strawberries and flinty characteristics. Flavors include blackberry, anise, and clove spice with roasted figs.
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About Martinelli:

The Martinelli family has been farming in Sonoma County since 1860. All of the wines are produced from estate grown grapes which are farmed by Lee Martinelli Sr., and sons, Lee, Jr. and George, continuing five generations of the proud family legacy of caretaking the land. The Martinelli family along with winemaker Bryan Kvamme and consulting winemaker, Helen Turley (1992-2010) work from beginning to end; analyzing soil samples, choosing rootstocks, varietals and clones that are the best matched to a particular growing site, seasonal primping and pruning in the field, and the final blends for the finished wines. The Martinelli family specializes in single-vineyard Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Syrah.