Martinelli Vellutini Ranch Zinfandel 2011
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|
Wine SpectatorPlush, silky and ripe, with aromas of cherry, mineral and spice that lead to layered and jammy wild berry, caramel and herb flavors. A style many will love. Drink now through 2020.
Wine AdvocateWith 16.1% alcohol, the 2011 Zinfandel Vellutini Ranch was obviously picked ripe. There are 350 cases of this cuvee, which was made from the same clonal material from the Jackass and Jackass Hill vineyards. Aromas of ripe figs, black currants, incense, camphor and underbrush emerge from this full-bodied Zin. It possesses slightly more tannin than its siblings, and requires consumption over the next 3-4 years.