Martinelli 2019 Muscat of Alexandria Jackass Hill Russian River
This is a dry Muscat. Aromas of honeysuckle and white flower fill your glass. A clean and crisp entry on the palate leads to flavors of orange blossom and Asian pear. A succulent mouthfeel of honey and stone fruit is uplifted by balanced acidity that lingers in the finish.
This rugged section of the ranch is referred to by the Martinelli family as ‘Jackass Hill’ because only a jackass would farm a hill that steep. Jackass Hill is the steepest non-terraced hillside vineyard in Sonoma County. These Muscat vines are interspersed within the old Zinfandel vineyard, and are also over 100 years old, head-pruned, and picked separate from the zinfandel that surrounds it.