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Zio Tony Ranch Syrah 2008

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Award

92

Review

Deep ruby. Rich cherry and blackberry aromas are complemented by black cardamom, spicecake and licorice. Deeply concentrated, powerful dark berry compote flavors pick up a slow-building smokiness with air, along with a note of fresh violet. The spice and floral notes repeat on the broad, sappy, impressively long finish. This deserves some cellar time, or at least a decanting.