Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Plush and superripe, but manages to stay focused. Aromas of berry cobbler lead to rich and layered flavors of raspberry, cinnamon and spicy mocha.Author: Tim Fish
Rating:Exotic and flamboyant to the core, the 2014 Zinfandel Vellutini Ranch hits the palate with over-ripe black cherry, lavender, dark spice, licorice, crAme de cassis and menthol
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 16 bottles owned
- 7 collectors