Martinelli 'Vigneto di Evo' Zinfandel 2015

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Martinelli 'Vigneto di Evo' Zinfandel 2015

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"Perfumed in smoky char, this is a sizable, high-octane red wine, smooth and succulent on the palate with highlights of spicy cinnamon, black pepper and cedar. It conjures up notions of strawberry pie."

Vineyard Character
This wine is a barrel blend from select Martinelli single vineyard Zinfandel sites. It is named for Evo Martinelli, who was raised on Martinelli Road. He was Lee Sr.'s first cousin, the son of Fred Martinelli. Evo gave Lee Sr. one of his first jobs out of the vineyard and instilled the importance of going to college in him as a young man.

Growing Year
The 2013 growing year was the second dry year in a row for Sonoma County. It was an
especially dry spring and warmed up early, so the vines got an early jump on the season. Bloom came along in early May and the temperatures were perfect for berry pollination. The clusters ended up setting an abundance of berries. We had to do quite a bit of cluster thinning to maintain our desired crop levels and to get some sunlight and air movement into the canopy. Harvest came early as well. Fortunately, we had cooler temps about midway through, which slowed down picking and allowed us to catch up on things - including sleep! Harvest was complete after 7-8 weeks.

Customer Reviews

5/5 stars
I love Martinelli Wines!! This is my favorite one.
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Information about Martinelli 'Vigneto di Evo' Zinfandel 2015

Bottles per case: 12

Type: Zinfandel

Winery: Martinelli Winery

Region: California >  Russian River Valley

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