Martinelli Vellutini Ranch Zinfandel 2011
Bright purple. Aromas of cassis, cherry compote and mocha, accented by a floral topnote. Sappy and expansive, offering intense dark berry flavors sharpened by zesty acidity. Fine-grained tannins arrive late and add shape to the energetic, appealingly sweet finish. I find this wine drinkable now but have no doubt that it will age gracefully.
There are 350 cases of this cuvee, which was made from the same clonal material from the Jackass and Jackass Hill vineyards.