- Multiple Vineyards
- ABOUT THIS WINE
Our Bella Vigna label is curated from our Estate Pinot Noir vineyards primarily in the Russian River Valley appellation. We wanted to create a blend that reflects the characteristics of our Estate vineyards and is still true to our Martinelli style. Bella Vigna translates to “Beautiful Vines”, and our winemaking team chose barrels that best denote the flavor profiles of our small, Pinot Noir vineyards combined.
- Growing Year Info
The 2019 season was overall very cool with record rainfall in Sonoma County in February. The vines however, were not affected by this because they were still dormant at the time. Similar to the 2018 season, spring and summer were moderate in temperature and ripening developed gradually and under minimal stress. This year was in fact so similar to 2018 that we began harvest the same day, on September 10th. Unfortunately another wildfire hit the region at the end of October, but luckily none of our vineyards were affected. The winery and many staff were evacuated, but we were able to keep an eye on the new vintage with a skeleton crew. The quality was not impacted and we are very excited at the concentration of flavors in this vintage.
- VINEYARD DETAILS
- 70% of the grapes sourced for this wine are from our Russian River Valley estate vineyards
- 30% from our vineyards in the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA
- Tasting Notes
The 2019 Bella Vigna Pinot Noir is alluring in the nose with aromas of Bing cherry and raspberry. The palate is full of flavor including ripe cherries and cinnamon that linger in the finish.
- Courtney Wagoner
- Consulting Winemaker
- Erin Green
- Cases Produced