2006 Martinelli Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (9/15/2009)
Opened at Otis' Cellar Diminishment Party. This was another over the top wine from Martinelli at this party. I always appreciate the opportunity to try them though to see if my tastes are changing or if this producer has decided to change their style to make wines which are actually in balance. No change in style here. This was better than the 2000 G&L that I had in 2002 but that is not saying much. Smoother than I expected but it showed noticeable alcohol and heat on the finish. Just a very fake, manipulated wine to me. 86-87 points.