2018 Martinelli Zinfandel Vellutini Ranch

Zinfandel - 750ML
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2020

The 2018 Zinfandel Vellutini Ranch is more delicately styled than the other Zinfandels from Martinelli this vintage. Medium ruby-purple, the nose opens with apricots and white peaches with accents of red berries, autumn...
VN 93

Vinous, April 2020

The 2018 Zinfandel Vellutini Ranch emerges from eight blocks with various exposures on Martinelli's six-acre property. Pliant, dark and layered, the Vellutini races across the palate with layers of dark fruit, chocolate...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Zinfandel
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Russian River Valley
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 16.6%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2018 Martinelli Zinfandel Vellutini Ranch, a remarkable red wine hailing from the illustrious Sonoma region of California, USA. This exquisite Zinfandel is a true testament to the exceptional craftsmanship of the renowned Martinelli winery. With a deep, ruby-purple color that catches the eye, this wine is a visual feast before it even touches the lips.

On the nose, the 2018 Martinelli Zinfandel Vellutini Ranch enchants with a bouquet that is both delicate and alluring. The initial aromas of apricots and white peaches mingle harmoniously with hints of red berries, autumn leaves, and a touch of cinnamon. Each inhalation reveals new layers, allowing the senses to unravel the wine's complexity.

Upon the first sip, the Vellutini Ranch reveals its true character. With a lighter, silkier, and juicier frame, this Zinfandel dances effortlessly on the palate. The pretty, perfumed fruits take center stage, offering a symphony of flavors that captivate the taste buds. The finish is long and uplifting, leaving a lasting impression that lingers on the palate.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded the 2018 Martinelli Zinfandel Vellutini Ranch an impressive score of 94 points. Parker's review praises the wine's delicate style, noting the apricot and peach notes, as well as the lighter frame and pretty fruits. The esteemed Vinous publication also awarded this Zinfandel an outstanding score of 93 points, calling it pliant, dark, and layered. They recommend giving it a few years in the bottle to allow some of the intensity to soften.

With an alcohol percentage of 16.6%, the 2018 Martinelli Zinfandel Vellutini Ranch is a wine that demands attention. Its full-bodied nature and rich flavors make it a perfect companion for hearty dishes such as barbecued meats, game, or aged cheeses. This exceptional Zinfandel is a true reflection of Martinelli's dedication to producing wines of exceptional quality and is sure to impress even the most discerning wine connoisseur.