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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Martinelli Martinelli Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir 1998
Martinelli Martinelli Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir 1998
(search item no. 49729)

PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $84.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

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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.