Zio Tony Ranch Syrah 2007

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Award

92

Review

Glass-staining purple. Strongly scented bouquet evokes dark berry and cherry compote, violet, and Indian spices, plus an exotic note of apricot. Deep but lively blackcurrant and blueberry flavors gain sweetness and depth with air, picking up a suave smoky character and a touch of bitter cherry pit. The finish repeats the apricot note and lingers with very good, sweet persistence. This evolves a lot in the glass and deserves some patience.