Vellutini Ranch Zinfandel 2011

Publication

Vinous

Author

Antonio Galloni

Award

92

Review

A massive, brooding wine, the 2011 Zinfandel Vellutini Ranch is also one of the darker wines in this range. Dark red/black stone fruit, tobacco, new leather, menthol and spices burst from the glass as this resonant, layered Zinfandel blossoms with air. The style is built on power and intensity. Ideally, readers will give the 2011 a few years for the formidable tannins to soften.