Wow! This baby is at its peak. Popped and poured. An incredible value! Satiny tannins, gorgeous fruit, impeccable terroir. Only complaint (minor) is a bit hot .. 14.5 % alc. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre
Beautifully aged pinot noir reminiscent of a premier cru Pommard. Lovely balanced palate of cherry and black currant with faded roses ... not spicy ... the tannins have integrated beautifully... Had this wine next to a 2006 Le Cadeau Pinot from Oregon and a 2008 Walter Hansel North Slope ... The Martinelli was by far my favorite and I drank it with a duck confit hash with poached eggs at lunch... I have enjoyed other Martinelli Pinot Noir from Seven Mules Vineyard and Lolita Ranch ... the Three Sisters vineyard is my favorite so far... wonderful expression of terroir ... very nice acidity for a Calif pinot noir... These wines are mant to age easily for 10 to 15 years ... Bravo!