2018 Syrah Vellutini Ranch 750 ml
Intriguing aromas of dark chocolate, allspice and blackberry are found in the nose of our 2018 Vellutini Syrah. Integrated tannins punctuate the layers of complexity in the mouth with flavors of cherry, chocolate shavings and sweet nutmeg that last from entry to finish.
The 2018 season was much calmer than 2017, due to the absence of extra rain and heat spikes we experienced in 2017. The moderate temperatures in the spring and summer allowed for a longer growing season and full flavor development. There was plenty of water in the soil to carry the clusters through the long growing season with minimal dehydration. Our first day of harvest in 2018 was September 10th, compared with an August 26th start in 2017. It was nice that the production crew could enjoy the Labor Day holiday right before the long hours and hard work of harvest began.