Martinelli Winery

The Martinelli family has been growing grapes in the Russian River Valley since 1887. At the ages of 19 and 16, Giuseppe Martinelli and Luisa Vellutini left their small village in the Tuscany region of Italy and made their way to California looking for land to farm and start a winery. Giuseppe had been a winemaker in Italy and with his viticultural knowledge he was hired to plant a vineyard for a farmer in Forestville. 100 years later, the historic Martinelli Estate vineyards are farmed by Lee Martinelli, Sr., and sons Lee, Jr. and George Martinelli. The wines are made by winemaker Bryan Kvamme. These handcrafted wines are unfined, unfiltered, neither cold nor heat stabilized and may contain naturally occurring sediment.

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Martinelli 'Vigneto di Evo' Zinfandel 2016
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "This robust, generous and ripe red offers a mix of candied plum, blackberry and black olive, with a lavender tone to brighten the concentrated fruit. A sweet oak note complements the richness of the palate."  Vineyard Character This wine is a barrel blend from select
Item Number: 32487

Martinelli 'Sonoma Coast' Pinot Noir 2015
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 "The 2015 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir has aromas of black cherry, sweet herbs, and star anise, with a well-focused brightness. The palate entry is firm cherry and red plum with a silky overlay of fresh berry, spice, and notes of dark blue fruit in the finish. Our Sonoma Coast Pinot
Item Number: 32110
In stock but not avail for immediate pickup

Martinelli 'Bella Vigna' Pinot Noir 2016
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 "Thick and concentrated in blueberry and black cherry jam, this is a robustly ripe, powerfully built wine, full of intensity. Toasted oak and threads of black tea and black pepper add savory complexity to the fruit."  The 2016 Bella Vigna Pinot Noir is sure to become your go-to
Item Number: 31027
Case: $419.40

Martinelli 'Giuseppe & Luisa' Zinfandel 2016
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2016 Zinfandel Giuseppe and Luisa is pale to medium garnet-purple in color with a nose of prunes, spice cake and Christmas pudding with touches of sandalwood and mocha. The palate is full-bodied, rich and tantalizingly spicy with firm, chewy tannins and a tart acid line
Item Number: 28229

Martinelli 'Three Sisters' Chardonnay 2013
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "Slightly more concentrated than the 2012, the 2013 Chardonnay Three Sisters again shows hazelnut, brioche, pure honeyed pineapple and orange blossom, a full-bodied mouthfeel and a long, long finish. This is a bigger cuvée of 332 cases. Drink now-2020."  The Winery The
Item Number: 27086

Martinelli 'Martinelli Road' Chardonnay 2014
96  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 96 "The 2014 Chardonnay Martinelli Road is deep and exotic, with an intriguing interplay of aromatic intensity and phenolic richness. This is the coldest and latest ripening Chardonnay site Martinelli farms. The intense savory and mineral notes from the cool climate work nicely to
Item Number: 26592
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Martinelli 'Bondi Home Ranch' Pinot Noir 2017
Tasting Notes Our 2017 Bondi Home Ranch Pinot Noir has sweet aromas of blueberry, black cherry and sweet sandalwood. The palate is weighty and rich with a lengthy finish with deep flavors of boysenberry and hints of clean earth.  Vineyard Character The Bondi Home Ranch sits at the southernmost

Martinelli 'Charles Ranch' Chardonnay 2015
95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 95 "The 2015 Chardonnay Charles Ranch boasts tremendous aromatic intensity and brightness to play off the rich, layered fruit. Wonderfully complete and harmonious, the Charles Ranch is a wine that brings together striking perfume, a classic, rich expression of Martinelli fruit and

Martinelli 'Vigneto di Evo' Zinfandel 2015
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 "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

Martinelli 'Zio Tony' Chardonnay 2015
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "The 2015 Chardonnay Zio Tony Ranch is powerful and dense in the glass. The low yields of the vintage have blurred some of the signatures of this site. To be sure, there is plenty of textural richness and viscosity, but not as much detail or nuance as there can be. Zio Tony gets the

Martinelli 'Bondi Home Ranch' Pinot Noir 2016
96  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 96 "The 2016 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch emerges from the coolest site Martinelli works with. The colder microclimate yields a Pinot with distinctly floral/savory overtones. Rose petal, lavender, mint, game, smoke, earthiness and tobacco are all beautifully delineated throughout. A

Martinelli 'Bella Vigna' Pinot Noir 2015
96  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 96 "Perfumed and meaty, this coastal wine offers strong elements of cured bacon and intense hints of smoke. The nose is additionally gorgeous in rose and dried herbes de Provence. Crisp, savory fruit gives it freshness and complexity, a succulent tartness that lingers a long time on

Martinelli 'Giuseppe & Luisa' Zinfandel 2015
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "A rich, boisterous wine, the 2015 Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa is explosive in the glass. Here, too, the flavors are bright and vibrant. Red-toned fruit and expressive floral notes abound. Voluptuous and intense, the 2015 possesses tremendous thrust in its flavors and overall feel.

Martinelli 'Moonshine' Pinot Noir 2015
96  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 96 "Moonshine Ranch is a dazzling, heady wine, the 2015 Pinot Noir Moonshine Ranch is rich, creamy and voluptuous from start to finish. Silky tannins add to the wine supple feel and immediacy. A core of bright red cherry, plum, rose petal, spice and French oak is pushed forward, while

Martinelli 'Moonshine' Pinot Noir 2014
93  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 93+ "The 2014 Pinot Noir Moonshine Ranch displays loads of structure, rich kirsch liqueur notes with some licorice and forest floor. The wine has fabulous fruit on the attack, medium to full body, and beautiful ripeness, purity and length. Drink it over the next 12-15 years." 

Martinelli 'Bella Vigna' Pinot Noir 2014
The 2014 Bella Vigna Pinot Noir is sure to become your go-to wine. This approachable wine is bright and fresh, with wonderful aromas of plum, red apple and hibiscus tea. Flavors include juicy cherry pie, currants and hints of cinnamon and vanilla.  GROWING YEAR The growing year in 2014 was the

Martinelli 'Bondi Home Ranch' Pinot Noir 2015
97  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 97 "The 2015 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch, from Marinelli's coolest Pinot site, is another stunner. Silky, nuanced and wonderfully expressive on the palate, the 2015 possesses remarkable intensity but in a decidedly mid-weight style by Martinelli standards. Dense and compact in its

Martinelli 'Zio Tony' Pinot Noir 2015
96  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 96 "The 2015 Pinot Noir Zio Tony Ranch is another fabulous wine from Martinelli. Dark, round and inviting, the 2015 possesses striking depth and intensity. Succulent black cherry, plum, spice, leather and rose petal shape this utterly compelling Pinot. Sweet floral notes add attractive

Martinelli 'Vigneto di Evo' Zinfandel 2014
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "Plump and quite jammy, with floral raspberry and sage aromas and supple, ripe cherry, toasty vanilla and spice flavors. Well made for the style. Drink now through 2022. 624 cases made.—T.F."  Vineyard Character This wine is a barrel blend from select Martinelli single vineyard

Martinelli 'Zio Tony' Chardonnay 2014
95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 95 "The 2014 Chardonnay Zio Tony Ranch is another super-impressive wine from Martinelli. Rich, unctuous and super-expressive, the 2014 has it all. Lemon confit, dried flowers, chamomile, orange peel, mint and white pepper give the 2014 its aromatic and flavor signatures. Powerful and

Martinelli 'Vigneto do Evo' Zinfandel 2013
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

Martinelli 'Martinelli Road' Chardonnay 2013
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "Loads of wet pebble, crushed rock and tropical fruit characterize the 2013 Chardonnay Martinelli Road (327 cases), which is ripe, deep, and again, full-bodied. It should be drunk over the next 10 years."  Growing Year Info The 2013 growing year was the second dry year in a row

Martinelli 'Zio Tony' Pinot Noir 2014
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95+ "Another big-time winner, but super-young, is the 2014 Pinot Noir Zio Tony Ranch. Dense ruby purple, with black cherry, blueberry and black raspberry notes, this has a long, superbly concentrated, multi-dimensional mouthfeel and a terrific finish of close to 40+ seconds. This is a

Martinelli 'Bella Vigna' Pinot Noir 2013
The grapes are picked between 25 and 26 degrees brix and are hand selected at harvest time by Lee Martinelli Sr. who walks through the vineyard and tastes them. After picking, the whole berries undergo a long cool fermentation, with indigenous yeast, to generate skin contact and extract fruit

Martinelli 'Giuseppe & Luisa' Zinfandel 2014
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "Absolutely killer, the 2014 Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa (16.4% alcohol) is opaque purple in color with notes of Asian spice, blackberry, blueberry, chocolate and espresso. The wine is complex, beautifully pure, and full-bodied, with a skyscraper-like texture and length. Drink it