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2018 Martaella Vineyard Pinot Noir

95 Points | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

2018 Martaella Vineyard Pinot Noir

Russian River Valley

Tasting Notes
Offering up a vibrant and complex bouquet of boysenberry, plum, pomegranate, coriander and a hint of cedar spice, this wine is full-bodied and incisive, with a perfect balance of concentrated fruit, tangy acidity, and a long, mouth-coating finish, with firm, ageworthy tannins. This Martaella is a fantastic example of both vintage and site that together express a tremendous amount of verve and unique fruit intensity. Although impressive now, it really starts to open up with a few hours of air, so enjoy now but be sure to save one for few more years.
Vineyard Notes
Martaella Vineyard is located in the heart of Russian River Valley in an area known as Laguna de Santa Rosa. The 58-acre property was initially planted in 2005 before being expanded in 2008, and currently has 42 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The climate in this beautiful neighborhood of the Russian River Valley is heavily influenced by the intrusion of fog from the Pacific Ocean, which cools the region down by as much as 40 degrees. The vineyard was planted with a very high vine density, similar to the way vines are planted in Burgundy, France. High density planting yields smaller berries, smaller clusters and better overall concentration and balance. The vineyard is host to nine different Pinot Noir clones and heirloom selections, providing an exceptional opportunity for vineyard diversity. This blend is made up of three heirloom selections, including Calera, Mt. Eden and Swan.
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