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2012 Martinelli "Martinelli Road" Russian River Valley Chardonnay

SKU #1216333 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The stunning 2012 Chardonnay Martinelli Road sees 65% new French oak. This cuvée always possesses a gravelly, wet pebble minerality along with abundant pineapple, brioche, caramelized citrus and orange blossom characteristics. Dense and full-bodied with stunning purity, ripeness and acidity buttressing this formidably endowed Chardonnay, it should age well for 8-10 years. (RP) Inner quote mark (12/2014)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2012 Chardonnay Martinelli Road, from a site in Forestville, is the coldest Chardonnay site Martinelli farms. Still, there is plenty of richness, power and volume, all signatures of the Russian River. The 2012 is all about intensity and voluptuousness, even if there is a very slight element of astringency on the finish, perhaps the result of too much new oak or barrels that weren't perfectly seasoned. This is also one of the wines in this range where the alcohol is evident. (AG) Inner quote mark (1/2015)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A refreshingly zesty, vibrant, full-torque Chardonnay, with a tight core of ripe, tangy green apple, pear, honeydew and lemony-citrus notes, framed by spicy, toasty, creamy oak flavors that fold together gracefully. (JL) Inner quote mark (7/2015)

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