Zio Tony Ranch Syrah 2009

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Award

92 (+?)

Review

Complex, pungent aromas of blackberry, Indian spices, licorice and fresh herbs; opens very slowly.  Then juicy and intense on the palate, with densely packed cassis and dark berry flavors complicated by licorice and violet pastilles.  This deeply concentrated, very young wine finishes with broad, velvety tannins and lingering spiciness.