Enchanting aromas of raspberries, white nectarine, and a hint of baking spice fill your nose. The brightened entry has flavors of succulent raspberry and stone fruit. The mid-palate hits you with crisp expressive notes of red cherries, followed by a long mouthwatering finish with a dash of pastry cream.
Giuseppe and Luisa Martinelli planted three acres of Zinfandel in the Russian River Valley in the 1880s.The old vineyard is now known as Jackass Hill and remains the steepest non-terraced hillside vineyard in Sonoma County. Nearly one century later Giuseppe and Luisa’s grandson, Lee Martinelli Sr., followed in their footsteps by planting a Zinfandel vineyard. He grafted bud wood from the centurion vines onto low-vigor rootstocks and planted them one meter by two meters apart, equating to about 2,000 vines per acre, on a rocky knoll above the Martinelli Winery Tasting Room in Russian River Valley.