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Martinelli Chardonnay Martinelli Road 2020 750ml

size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Sonoma Valley
subappellation
Russian River Valley
JD
95
WA
94
WS
93
VM
92
Additional vintages
2020 2019 2012
JD
95
Rated 95 by Jeb Dunnuck
From vines planted in 1989, the 2020 Chardonnay Martinelli Road pours a youthful straw/silver color. Smoky incense lifts from the glass, with notes of wet stone, lemon curd, fresh chive, and pear. Medium to full-bodied, with a rounded mouthfeel and good focus and depth, its core of fresh acidity, includes notes of ripe, tropical peach, quince, and tangerine. It’s long on the palate, with toasted spice on the finish. Drink 2023-2030. ... More details
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Martinelli Chardonnay Martinelli Road 2020 750ml

SKU 931749
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Professional Ratings
JD
95
WA
94
WS
93
VM
92
JD
95
Rated 95 by Jeb Dunnuck
From vines planted in 1989, the 2020 Chardonnay Martinelli Road pours a youthful straw/silver color. Smoky incense lifts from the glass, with notes of wet stone, lemon curd, fresh chive, and pear. Medium to full-bodied, with a rounded mouthfeel and good focus and depth, its core of fresh acidity, includes notes of ripe, tropical peach, quince, and tangerine. It’s long on the palate, with toasted spice on the finish. Drink 2023-2030.
WA
94
Rated 94 by Wine Advocate
The 2020 Chardonnay Martinelli Road has lush aromas of baked peaches, honeysuckle, allspice and pie crust. The medium-bodied palate has a creamy texture and rounded acidity with concentrated, spicy fruit and a long, layered finish. There's the slightest touch of bitterness here that doesn't detract from the wine, although I'd drink it over the short term. 296 cases were made.
WS
93
Rated 93 by Wine Spectator
Complex and seamless, with a core of honeyed pineapple, mango and lemon meringue flavors that mingle with notes of toasted coconut, toffee and spices. Plump and smooth, ending with accents of toasted brioche and roasted, salted hazelnut. Drink now. 295 cases made.
VM
92
Rated 92 by Vinous Media
The 2020 Chardonnay Martinelli Road is gorgeous. Rich, creamy and super-expressive, the Martinelli Road is a terrific wine in this vintage. White orchard fruit, jasmine, dried flowers, mint and a touch of sweet spice build in the glass. This is nicely done.
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Fresh mango, pineapple and guava aromas are found in the expressive nose. Juicy upon entry the tropical flavor of pineapple is complimented with powder sugar in the mouth. Subdued barrel toast notes are in the long fresh finish
Product Details
size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Sonoma Valley
subappellation
Russian River Valley
Additional vintages
2020 2019 2012
Overview
From vines planted in 1989, the 2020 Chardonnay Martinelli Road pours a youthful straw/silver color. Smoky incense lifts from the glass, with notes of wet stone, lemon curd, fresh chive, and pear. Medium to full-bodied, with a rounded mouthfeel and good focus and depth, its core of fresh acidity, includes notes of ripe, tropical peach, quince, and tangerine. It’s long on the palate, with toasted spice on the finish. Drink 2023-2030.
green grapes

Varietal: Chardonnay

There are few white wine grape varietals as famous or widely appreciated as the Chardonnay, and with good reason. This highly flexible and adaptable grape quickly became a favorite of wineries due to its fairly neutral character. This neutrality allows the wineries to really show off what they are capable of doing, by allowing features of their terroir or aging process to come forward in the bottle. As well as this, most high quality wineries which produce Chardonnay wines take great efforts to induce what is known as malolactic fermentation, which is the conversion of tart malic acids in the grapes to creamy, buttery lactic acids associated with fine Chardonnay. Whilst the popularity of Chardonnay wines has fluctuated quite a considerable amount over the past few decades, it seems the grape varietal allows enough experimentation and versatility for it always to make a successful comeback.
barrel

Region: California

California as a wine producing region has grown in size and importance considerably over the past couple of centuries, and today is the proud producer of more than ninety percent of the United States' wines. Indeed, if California was a country, it would be the fourth largest producer of wine in the world, with a vast range of vineyards covering almost half a million acres. The secret to California's success as a wine region has a lot to do with the high quality of its soils, and the fact that it has an extensive Pacific coastline which perfectly tempers the blazing sunshine it experiences all year round. The winds coming off the ocean cool the vines, and the natural valleys and mountainsides which make up most of the state's wine regions make for ideal areas in which to cultivate a variety of high quality grapes.
fields

Country: United States

The first European settlers to consider growing grapevines in the United States must have been delighted when they discovered the now famous wine regions within California, Oregon and elsewhere. Not even in the Old World are there such fertile valleys, made ideal for vine cultivation by the blazing sunshine, long, hot summers and oceanic breezes. As such, it comes as little surprise that today more than eighty-nine percent of United States wines are grown in the valleys and on the mountainsides of California, where arguably some of the finest produce in the world is found. However, American wine does not begin and end with California, and due to the vast size of the country and the incredible range of terrains and climates found within the United States, there is probably no other country on earth which produces such a massive diversity of wines. From ice wines in the northern states, to sparkling wines, aromatized wines, fortified wines, reds, whites, rosés and more, the United States has endless surprises in store for lovers of New World wines.
bottle and glass

Appellation: Sonoma Valley

California's beautiful and remarkably fertile Sonoma Valley has grown over the decades to become one of the United States' most respected and profitable wine regions, with wineries within the region benefiting from the superb Californian sunshine, low rainfall and wonderfully rich soils. Because of this vital combination of excellent conditions, the region is able to grow a wide range of grape varietals for use in the production of an impressive array of wines, with many different red and white wine grapes flourishing each year and producing excellent and characterful results. The soils have been enriched by volcanic activity, and the presence of geothermal springs, which make this region a unique one, and very much the beating heart of California's ever growing wine industry.
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green grapes

Varietal: Chardonnay

There are few white wine grape varietals as famous or widely appreciated as the Chardonnay, and with good reason. This highly flexible and adaptable grape quickly became a favorite of wineries due to its fairly neutral character. This neutrality allows the wineries to really show off what they are capable of doing, by allowing features of their terroir or aging process to come forward in the bottle. As well as this, most high quality wineries which produce Chardonnay wines take great efforts to induce what is known as malolactic fermentation, which is the conversion of tart malic acids in the grapes to creamy, buttery lactic acids associated with fine Chardonnay. Whilst the popularity of Chardonnay wines has fluctuated quite a considerable amount over the past few decades, it seems the grape varietal allows enough experimentation and versatility for it always to make a successful comeback.
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Region: California

California as a wine producing region has grown in size and importance considerably over the past couple of centuries, and today is the proud producer of more than ninety percent of the United States' wines. Indeed, if California was a country, it would be the fourth largest producer of wine in the world, with a vast range of vineyards covering almost half a million acres. The secret to California's success as a wine region has a lot to do with the high quality of its soils, and the fact that it has an extensive Pacific coastline which perfectly tempers the blazing sunshine it experiences all year round. The winds coming off the ocean cool the vines, and the natural valleys and mountainsides which make up most of the state's wine regions make for ideal areas in which to cultivate a variety of high quality grapes.
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Country: United States

The first European settlers to consider growing grapevines in the United States must have been delighted when they discovered the now famous wine regions within California, Oregon and elsewhere. Not even in the Old World are there such fertile valleys, made ideal for vine cultivation by the blazing sunshine, long, hot summers and oceanic breezes. As such, it comes as little surprise that today more than eighty-nine percent of United States wines are grown in the valleys and on the mountainsides of California, where arguably some of the finest produce in the world is found. However, American wine does not begin and end with California, and due to the vast size of the country and the incredible range of terrains and climates found within the United States, there is probably no other country on earth which produces such a massive diversity of wines. From ice wines in the northern states, to sparkling wines, aromatized wines, fortified wines, reds, whites, rosés and more, the United States has endless surprises in store for lovers of New World wines.
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Appellation: Sonoma Valley

California's beautiful and remarkably fertile Sonoma Valley has grown over the decades to become one of the United States' most respected and profitable wine regions, with wineries within the region benefiting from the superb Californian sunshine, low rainfall and wonderfully rich soils. Because of this vital combination of excellent conditions, the region is able to grow a wide range of grape varietals for use in the production of an impressive array of wines, with many different red and white wine grapes flourishing each year and producing excellent and characterful results. The soils have been enriched by volcanic activity, and the presence of geothermal springs, which make this region a unique one, and very much the beating heart of California's ever growing wine industry.