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At long last, I’m revealing our Wine Spies 2015 Intrigue Awards winner for Wine of the Year, the stupendous, rich, and delicious Martinelli 2009 Zio Tony Ranch Syrah!
This is our final showing of this amazing wine, so grab yours while you still can!
Pioneering Russian River Valley winery Martinelli is well-known for crafting superlative Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but the case could easily be made for them as California’s top Syrah producer as well. Robert Parker has rated 25 different Syrah from Martinelli with an average rating of 93 points!
The rare Zio Tony Ranch Syrah is a sublime wine, and sets the bar high for other CA Syrah. A must buy for collectors and fans of huge full-throttled wines.
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Here’s what the wine press has to say:
“The estate’s 2009 Syrah Zio Tony Ranch saturates the palate with masses of dark blue/black fruit. A huge, voluptuous wine, the 2009 is all about texture.
Ultimately, the 2009 is a wine of silkiness and layers of flavor that continues to build with considerable energy and focus. Melted road and graphite are some of the notes that add complexity on the finish.
Today, the 2009 is young, young, young. It will be interesting to see where this goes over the coming years. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029.” - 94 points Antonio Galloni, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
92 points - Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar.
What the Winery Says
2009 Zio Tony Ranch Syrah
- Helen Turley
- Grape Varietal
- 100% Syrah
- Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
- 90% new French oak for 13 months, bottled unfined and unfiltered