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Zio Tony Ranch Syrah 2002

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The Wine Advocate

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Review

There are 130 cases of the 2002 Syrah Zio Tony Ranch. This is dense purple-colored with a big, floral nose intermixed with hints of bacon fat, blackberries, creme de cassis, camphor, and graphite. Full-bodied, dense, and chewy, this wine is probably best drunk during its first decade of life although, since there is no real track record on how these wines age (certainly its high alcohol of 16.2% is going to keep it stable for many years to come).