2018 Martinelli Lolita Ranch ZinfandelZinfandel from United States
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"The Martinelli Family has been farming their estate vineyards for over 135 years, continuing their rich history and making them 6th generation wine growers and farmers. The Ma...
- 95 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 93 Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
95 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2018 Zinfandel Lolita Ranch is soft, open-knit and so pretty. Floral notes, spice and orange peel add nuance to a core of bright red cherry/plum fruit. The Lolita Ranch is a blend of two clones taken from Jackass Vineyard and Jackass Hill. It suffers a bit by being placed first in this flight of Zinfandels, but it has so much to offer. Silky, supple and aromatically expressive, the 2018 is light on its feet. It is also a bit restrained in style next to some of the other wines in the range, but these wines have so much natural intensity, that the more laid-back approach works quite well here."
93 Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
"Aged in 40% new oak, the medium ruby-purple colored 2018 Zinfandel Lolita Ranch has classic scents of stone fruit cobbler, cinnamon stick and mixed berry preserves with accents of dusty earth and dried leaves. The palate is medium-bodied with a kaleidoscopic array of fruits and a sleek texture, finishing with a touch of warmth."
"The Martinelli Family has been farming their estate vineyards for over 135 years, continuing their rich history and making them 6th generation wine growers and farmers. The Martinelli children have always been raised working in the fields from a young age. Leno Martinelli was making wine at 5 years old, and farming his own vineyards at the age of 12. Leno taught his son, Lee Sr., to make wine alongside him when Lee Sr was 5. This tradition continued with Lee Sr. having his children tying vines, suckering, and picking apples at ages as young as 6 years old. A strong work ethic was the byproduct to the stewardship of the land as a way of life, a gift to provide for your family and a privileged obligation to the next generation. Many decades later, Lee Sr. and Carolyn’s four children are stilled happily involved in the farming and winery businesses on a daily basis." -Winery
95 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
93 - Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
|Taste||jam, blueberry, black pepper, cherry, plum, boysenberry, cranberry and licorice|
|Nose||candy, vanilla, oak, smoke, tar, musk and mushroom|