Red

2009 Martinelli Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2013 - 2018
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • Deb293 wrote: (92 points)

    May 2, 2014 - On opening, the nose has blackberry bramble with a hint of pencil lead. The lead fades and leads to a dark fruit jam with hints of anise and dried cherry. On the palate, this explodes with dark cherry, a bit of cedar and vanilla. Tannins are a bit dry, but this was a pop and pour. Is this a classic Pinot? No way! But what a lovely, spicey concoction. A great pairing with Asian food, I would think. But don't go here if you are looking for a Burgundian style.

  • levinml wrote: (92 points)

    February 8, 2014 - Drank with family at Story in Prairie Village. Followed two bottles of Champagne and was a nice complement to appetizers and fish main courses. Everyone loved, although I don't think it shined (shone?) like I'd expect. Needs another year or two. May have been overwhelmed by all the food.

  • shaferguy91 wrote: (92 points)

    February 6, 2014 - No decant.

  • Merzbow wrote: (86 points)

    January 11, 2014 - The fruit seems to have mostly left the building. Textures are nice, but it's impossible to tell this is Pinot. It honestly bears more resemblance to a Central Coast Syrah with about ten years on it.

  • tcosgriff Likes this wine: (94 points)

    September 5, 2013 - Lovely burgundy color with a bouquet and flavor of black and red cherries with good balance, a lot of depth, and a long finish. Possibly a bit too big, but very nice drinking.

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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 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 237 (80%)
  • Consumed 58 (20%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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