Zio Tony Ranch “Grace Nicole” Pinot Noir 2007


Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar




Vivid red. Drop-dead bouquet of raspberry and blackberry preserves, with fresh rose and smoky Indian spice qualities adding complexity. Deeply concentrated red and dark berry flavors stain the palate, with velvety tannins giving shape to the wine. A big, forceful pinot that manages to be improbably graceful in spite of its sheer size. The finish strongly repeats the sweet red fruit and spice notes and refuses to let go of the palate. This could handle a piece of peppery grilled steak with ease.