2016 Zinfandel Vellutini Ranch 750 ml
Our 2016 Vellutini Ranch Zinfandel has sweet cream coffee and strawberry on the nose. The palate is sleek and balanced with cocoa, Bing cherry and raspberry.
*** Limit 4 bottles per order***
The Vellutini Ranch is bordered on the east by Jackass Hill and on the south by Jackass Vineyard, and was planted with bud wood from both of these vineyards. This seven acre vineyard was planted in 1999.
Although 2016 received just below average rainfall, it was still considered the last year of our 5-year drought. However, this adequate amount of rain at the appropriate time led to favorable conditions for bloom, which resulted in an even fruit-set and good vine balance. Summer temperatures were generally cooler, which allowed the fruit to ripen more slowly and develop deeper flavors. The weather held steady through harvest allowing us to pick the fruit at optimum maturity levels resulting in wines full of finesse and intensity.