Abundant aromas of dark chocolate, raspberry compote, and roasted chicory engulf the nose. Balanced acidity compliments the tannins, while flavors of wild blueberry pie and sassafras are present from the first sip to the lasting finish.
Our Vellutini Syrah vineyard is two acres in size, and was planted in 2000 to clone 470. It sits on the western edge of the Russian River Valley on a northeast 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.