Zio Tony Ranch “Grace Nicole” Pinot Noir 2012

Publication

The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert M Parker Jr.

Award

92

Review

The 2012 Pinot Noir Zio Tony Ranch, fashioned from Dijon clones 115, 777, 828, Calera and a California selection, exhibits a dense ruby color along with a more tightly-knit, structured character, pomegranate and red fruit aromas and flavors intermixed with notes of roasted herbs, underbrush and a touch of new oak (it sees 70% new). The most backward of these 2012 Martinelli Pinot Noirs, it should be consumed between 2016 and 2026.