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Zio Tony Ranch Chardonnay 2011

Publication

Vinous

Award

93

Review

Almonds, hazelnuts, dried pears, butter and pastry all wrap around the palate in the 2011 Chardonnay Zio Tony Ranch. The style is juicy, layered and voluptuous to the core. Lightly honeyed notes develop with time, giving the 2011 a sense of oiliness that is highly distinctive. Tropical overtones add the final layers of complexity. The Zio Tony is one of the more overt Chardonnays in this range.