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2012 Martinelli Chardonnay Martinelli Road (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Martinelli Winery   details
Appellation: Russian River Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: white
Varietal: Chardonnay
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$53.00
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Tasting Notes:
rated: December 25, 2014 , Robert Parker
95 points "The stunning 2012 Chardonnay Martinelli Road sees 65% new French oak. This cuvée always possesses a gravelly, wet pebble minerality along with abundant pineapple, brioche, caramelized citrus and orange blossom characteristics. Dense and full-bodied with stunning purity, ripeness and acidity buttressing this formidably endowed Chardonnay, it should age well for 8-10 years." Best -2022
rated: January 25, 2015 , Antonio Galloni (WS)
92 points "The 2012 Chardonnay Martinelli Road, from a site in Forestville, is the coldest Chardonnay site Martinelli farms. Still, there is plenty of richness, power and volume, all signatures of the Russian River. The 2012 is all about intensity and voluptuousness, even if there is a very slight element of astringency on the finish, perhaps the result of too much new oak or barrels that weren't perfectly seasoned. This is also one of the wines in this range where the alcohol is evident." Best -2020
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