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Martinelli Zinfandel Russian River Valley Jackass Vineyard 2015

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95 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): Martinelli's 2015 Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard is a heady, exotic wine. Plum, pipe tobacco, licorice and herbs infuse a deep, stunningly beautiful Zinfandel endowed with superb intensity. Even with all of its obvious richness, the Jackass Vineyard is not overdone. It is, however, totally seamless, exuberant and deeply satisfying from the very first taste. Drink: 2019-2027. (Mar 2017)

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Martinelli Winery:
Since 1896, five generations of the Martinelli family have worked together producing apples and wine in Sonoma County. We invite you to stop by the Martinelli Vineyards Tasting room in our historic Hop Barn to try our award winning estate wines.

Member Reviews for Martinelli Zinfandel Russian River Valley Jackass Vineyard

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Snooth User: jkagel
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2008 07/07/2010

I've been a big fan of Martinelli for several years and was waiting for an opportunity to give this a try. We popped it open last weekend and unfortunately I was greatly disappointed. Appearance was fine but nose was not appealing (had a scent of damp clothing that has been left in the dryer too long). Flavors of licorice and jam. Very heavy in the mouth and the acidity (what little there was) was not in balance with the rest of the wine. Being such a big fan of G&L and their other Zins I was quite surprised. We let it stand hoping it would open up and evolve but no luck. Maybe it was just a bad bottle.


4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/14/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: freakdafunk
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4.50 5
Vintage: 1999 11/26/2007

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Martinelli Zinfandel Russian River Valley Jackass Vineyard

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Vintage: 2000 11/21/2010

(17.6% alcohol) Medium, slightly dull red. Porty aromas of roasted red berries, mocha and burnished oak; showed a sappier fruit quality as it opened in the glass. Superripe, thick and chewy; less sweet today than the Jackass Vineyard, and showing mor... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2000 Martinelli Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 1999 11/21/2010

The spectacular 1999 Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard (1,700 cases of 15.9% alcohol) is compelling...an exotic bouquet of smoked Peking duck, plum sauce, blackberry and cherry liqueur, and Asian spices. The wine is exquisitely concentrated, thick, viscous,... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 1999 Martinelli Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 1997 10/15/2009

A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 1997 Martinelli Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 1997 11/14/2013

The 1997 Zinfandel Jackass Hill Vineyard is a massive totally dry wine that came in at 17.5% alcohol and was bottled unfiltered. Dense and full-bodied it represents Zinfandel in its most concentrated form. Its singular style unctuous texture and fabulously concentrated flavors make for an unforgettable tasting experience. While not for everybody it is the quintessential powerhouse Zinfandel made from tiny yields a phenomenal vineyard site and impeccable winemaking. Its characteristics are intense - jammy black cherries plums prunes dried herbs licorice chocolate and coffee. This wine is best drunk in its exuberant youthfulness but I suspect it will age well beyond a decade. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Vintage: 1996 09/22/2010

A rating was given for this wine in the review, without a tasting note. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 1996 Martinelli Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 1996 05/17/2010

Let's not forget the 1996 Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard (15.6% alcohol) and the 1996 Zinfandel Jackass Hill Vineyard. It's a toss-up as to who is making better Zinfandel - Napa's Turley Cellars, or Martinelli. The 1996 Zinfandel Jackass Hill Vineyard re... Robert Parker. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 1996 Martinelli Zinfandel Jackass Hill Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 1994 01/16/2009

I just had the 1994 Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel (93 points) with dinner, and it was akin to having liquefied strawberry shortcake, only dry, intoxicating, and incredibly perfumed. This wine is best dru... Robert Parker. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 1994 Martinelli Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard 750ml


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95 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): Martinelli's 2015 Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard is a heady, exotic wine. Plum, pipe tobacco, licorice and herbs infuse a deep, stunningly beautiful Zinfandel endowed with superb intensity. Even with all of its obvious richness, the Jackass Vineyard is not overdone. It is, however, totally seamless, exuberant and deeply satisfying from the very first taste. Drink: 2019-2027. (Mar 2017)

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