2009 Zio Tony Ranch Syrah
Syrah •Zio Tony Ranch
California: Sonoma County
Black and opaque.
Wow. Smoked meat, teriyaki, chocolate covered espresso beans, white pepper, blackberry jam, and dried lavender. Pretty amazing array of vivid scents.
It’s a massive wine. The flavors are framed by luscious black fruit: soy sauce, blueberries, camp smoke, bacon, grilled peach, 70% cacao chocolate, and more. Unparalleled complexity for a California Syrah.
Ripe and intense, but somehow manages to avoid heat and bluster. Mouth coating. Tooth staining. Incredibly delicious.
This makes a strong case for a stand alone drink. It can handle baby back ribs, mole, and hearty winter stews like beef bourgignon.
What the Winery Says
- Helen Turley
- Grape Varietal
- 100% Syrah
- Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
- 90% new French oak for 13 months, bottled unfined and unfiltered