2006 Martinelli Bondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vineyard Green Valley Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., $70. · The nose is loaded with oak toast and char which carries over on the palate. A rich core of dark fruits is quite pleasing but the toasted oak accent just doesn’t appeal to me. The wine drank much better the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle with more oak integration and a brighter display of fruit. At room temperature, the finish is a bit hot. Decent. Reviewed February 15, 2010

Winery: Martinelli Winery
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