Martinelli Lolita Ranch Chardonnay 2009


SKU 155996


The 2009 Lolita Ranch Chardonnay has floral and nutmeg aromas with a touch of mandarin orange and graphite. Flavors include intense citrus, green apple and mineral notes, and a lingering finish of lemon meringue pie and kiwi.
Category White Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Martinelli
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2009 Chardonnay Lolita Ranch caresses the palate with dried apricots, lemon, spices and white flowers, all supported by a persistent vein of underlying minerality. The Lolita Ranch captures plenty of Martinelli exuberance in a slightly restrained style. I imagine the Lolita Ranch will continue to drink well for at least another handful of years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.

Antonio Galloni, February 2012
  • st92

International Wine CellarPale gold. Suave, oak-spiced lemon, lime, marzipan and iodine aromas are lifted by a bright floral element. Focused and powerful, showing intense citrus and orchard fruit character and suggestions of honeysuckle and vanilla bean. Very long and stony on the iodiney finish.

Stephen Tanzer, May 2012
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorSpicy and floral, with a mix of nectarine, ripe pear, honeysuckle and melon, giving this both a ripe fruit profile and pithy citrus peel texture. Drink now through 2019. 318 cases made.

James Laube, 2012