Red

2009 Martinelli Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • Thief Likes this wine: (92 points)

    November 17, 2017 - Rich dark fruits, sweet, moderately grippy tannins. A little out of balance compared to other bottles of this I've had, yet still decisions.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • VlgJeff Likes this wine: (92 points)

    October 23, 2017 - Decanted for about an hour. Just a tad less impressive than the bottle consumed back in April. The nose yielded some dark red fruits and light earth tones. The palate served up a (slightly diminished) basket of red and dark red fruits, a dose of spice, acidity to achieve balance, and a small touch of cola. With this very slight fading of fruit, I would recommend enjoying within the next couple of years.

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  • champ12oh Likes this wine: (91 points)

    June 7, 2017 - Double decanted and slow ox for 2 hrs. Very pleasant, fresh aromatics at open. Needed four hours and only got slightly showy on the taste at that point. Pretty all around and holding up well but didn't get me where I was expecting to go. Perhaps a victim of hype machine?

  • VlgJeff Likes this wine: (93 points)

    April 29, 2017 - PnP, but could benefit from a short decant. Had alongside the 2009 Moonshine Ranch and everyone liked the Blue Slide better. The nose yielded some light earth and a distinctive whiff of funk - which blew off quickly. The palate served up a basket of red and dark red fruits, a good dose of spice, and perfect acidity to achieve balance. What was missing (thankfully) was the cola element, which we are growing tired of. Should hold for a good couple of years.

  • jsmorris707 Likes this wine: (95 points)

    January 14, 2017 - Double decanted & SO'd for a few hrs, med. ruby, nose & taste of fine Burgundy, mod. tannins, med/long finish; delicious, drink or hold.

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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 239 (62%)
  • Consumed 146 (38%)

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