Martinelli, Bondi Home Ranch 2018
The 2018 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch is an intriguing wine. The vineyard site, in the cold Sebastopol Hills, is early to go through bud break and late to ripen. That long growing season yields a Pinot with intense, ripe flavors and bright acids, a combination that at times is very Zinfandel-like in its inflections. Dried flowers, leather, mint, cedar and earthy tones add myriad shades of nuance. This is such a striking and alluring Pinot.