Martinelli Bondi Home Ranch Pinot Noir 2009
Pinot Noir from Green Valley, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
The 2009 Bondi Home Ranch Pinot Noir has aromas of leather with earthy, herbal flavors along with notes of cola-berry and red cherry.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "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."
Wine Spectator - "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."
International Wine Cellar - "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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Martinelli Winery & Vineyards
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. View all Martinelli Winery & Vineyards Wines
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Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about half as much wine as its northeasterly neighbor. Because of its vast size, however, Sonoma is able to achieve far more diversity within its borders, which include sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid-back and down-to-earth, but the wines are serious and well-made, ranging in style from subtle and elegant to rich and powerful. Grape varieties are more varied here, from Pinot Noir and Zinfandel to Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
Notable FactsThe largest sub-AVAs of Sonoma include Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Valley. Each sub-AVA, with its own micro-climate, is unique in its grape varieties and styles of wine. Dry Creek makes a mean Zinfandel while Russian River produces stand up Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Alexander Valley makes some of the better Cabernet Sauvignons in the county and Sonoma Valley creates excellent wines from all the above varieties. Other grapes found throughout Sonoma include Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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