Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel 2015


The Wine Advocate


Lisa Perrotti-Brown




At the higher end of the alcohol spectrum, these Martinelli Zinfandels are powerful wines for sure, but I hasten to add that they are beautifully balanced and in terms of flavor, tannin and complexity, they represent the pinnacles of ripeness in every sense. Medium garnet colored, the 2015 Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard shows lifted cherry preserves, mulberries and blueberry characters with suggestions of Chinese five spice, dates and baker’s chocolate. It’s a full-throttle, glorious behemoth in the mouth with layers of berry preserves, exotic spice and fruit cake flavors framed by velvety tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with extraordinary length.