Martinelli is one of the top producers of Zinfandel. As a friend of Zinfandel, you shouldn't miss these wines. These wines are hard to find in Europe, so purchasing them from the mailing list is recommended.
The first impression is a fusion of the animalic of the Rhone and the fruitiness and sweetness of a Recioto della Valpolicella. The Martinelli 2010 Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard is expressive with plaka, amarena, plum, dates, dried fruit and also violets and blueberries with aeration. The wine has full-body, animalic, spiciness, high density, a long finish, fruit sweetness, elegance and complexity. You never notice the 17.4% alcohol. This is how a fine Zinfandel should be. 19/20 points.