Martinelli Road Chardonnay 2011

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Award

91

Review

Greenish gold.  Ripe orchard and pit fruit aromas are enlivened by lemon zest and ginger.  Smooth and fleshy in texture, offering broad pear and honey flavors and a subtle mineral touch.  Suggestions of vanilla and clove show the 60% new oak component and carry through a smoky, clinging finish, with the lemon note echoing  This was the last chardonnay vineyard that the Martinellis picked this vintage.