2009 Martinelli Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • danielbleier Likes this wine: (96 points)

    May 8, 2016 - Ranks up there with the best Pinots I have had. Dark cherry, pomegranate, clove, and saline notes. Really lovely.

  • SMHalps Likes this wine: (94 points)

    March 30, 2016 - My second 2009 Blue Slide Ridge within the past 12 months. Pretty consistent. One of the better vintages I have had of BSR, not quite as good as 2007, but so far, better than 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

  • SMHalps Likes this wine: (94 points)

    July 8, 2015 - Had this at a Martinelli night of my wine group. We had the2011 Chardonnay Bella Vigna, 2009 and 2012 Blue Slide Ridge Pinot Noir, the 2009 and 2012 Bondi Home Ranch Pinot Noir , the 2006 Syrah Hop Camp Vineyard, and the 2007 Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard. All the wines were, except the Chardonnay were opened, but not decanted 30 minutes prior to the dinner, with the Syrah and Zinfandel being drank last, they received the most breathing time.

    The two 2009 Blue Slide Ridge might have been the 2nd favorite wine of the night. It was everything I would want in a CA Pinot. Acidity, light red fruits, long finish. However as the night went on and it sat in the bottle and people got to retry it, it turned clunky. Hard to explain, but as I normally would finish the bottle long before it sat for 90 minutes, I am not going to worry about it.

    All that being said, normally the WA rates the Blue Slide Ridge as Martinelli's highest rated Pinot. But not in 2009, they rated the Bondi one point higher, and after last nights tasting, I agree.

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  • twoamps Likes this wine: (90 points)

    June 6, 2015 - Drinking well; mellowed into a nice, flawless middle-weight Sonoma pinot. $100 worth of middle-weight pinot? That's a different question, but one that it's far too late to be asking.

  • Likes this wine: (95 points)

    May 30, 2015 - The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are slow. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like raspberry, cherry, forest floor, mushroom, oak and violet. The body is medium/full. The wine has silky texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has medium acidity.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The Best of Sonoma (Feb 2012) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Martinelli
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Blue Slide Ridge
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 229 (64%)
  • Consumed 126 (35%)

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