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2014 Syrah Vellutini Ranch 750 ml - SOLD OUT

2014 Syrah Vellutini Ranch 750 ml - SOLD OUT

Russian River
2014 Syrah Vellutini Ranch 750 ml - SOLD OUT

The 2014 Vellutini Ranch Syrah nose is lean and bright on entry with carbon, licorice and underbrush. The palate oozes with gorgeous blackberry vitality

Library Release - Limit 6 Bottles per customer

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Wine Specs
Russian River
Vineyard Designation
Vellutini Ranch
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
95 points Robert M Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate, 92 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Vineyard Notes
This Syrah vineyard is two acres in size, planted in 2000 with clone 470. It sits on the western edge of the Russian River Valley on a north east slope, which receives the first ray of early morning sunshine. The Vellutini Ranch vineyards are bordered on the east by Jackass Hill and on the south by Jackass Vineyard, sharing the same Franciscan soil type.
Winemaker Notes
The growing year in 2014 was the third dry year in a row and was full of unforeseen challenges provided by Mother Nature. You would think the ongoing drought, excessive heat from March thru June, and hail in early April would have brought down the quality of this vintage. Thankfully this was not the case! Even though the harvest was very early, the small berry size and healthy yields have produced very well balanced wines; they are not over-bearing in tannin or structure, and are a pleasure to drink.