Martinelli Bondi Home Ranch Pinot Noir 2009
Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
The 2009 Bondi Home Ranch Pinot Noir has aromas of leather with earthy, herbal flavors along with notes of cola-berry and red cherry.
"The 2009 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch reveals a dark, brooding melange of black cherries, menthol, tar, licorice and spices. This is a decidedly powerful, masculine Pinot. It shows tremendous depth, and muscle, with marvelous balance of bouquet, fruit and structure, all in the classic Martinelli style. This cold site in Green Valley is early to flower and late to ripen. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Tight and focused, delivering a rich core of dark berry, mocha and toasty oak character, with a complex range of flavors that are deep and persistent. Ends with a touch of cedar and spice."
"Deep red. Seductive, highly perfumed aromas of black raspberry, cherry-cola, smoky herbs and rose. Lush and creamy but energetic, offering sweet dark berry flavors, a hint of fruitcake and good back-end snap. Blends richness and vivacity smoothly and finishes with lingering sweetness and an echo of candied rose."
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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...
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Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr)
Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
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