Deep saturated purple color and compelling aromas of cassis, blackberries, roasted earth and savory notes give way to a wine that is full bodied, but fresh and vibrant. Focused on black fruit and savory components of Charcuterie and black licorice that evolve into a long and complex finish.
92 Pts Wine Advocate The 2015 Syrah Zio Tony Ranch is very deep purple-black in color with a nose of crème de cassis, blackberry pie and blueberry preserves with licorice, black pepper and fertile earth hints. The palate is full-bodied and chock-full of expressive black and blue fruit preserves with a ripe, rounded tannin frame and plenty of freshness, finishing long and peppery.
Planted in 2000, named after the Martinelli's Zio (Uncle) Tony who established the family's farming in the late 1800's originally planting potatoes on the current vineyard site. Goldridge soils, clay and loam produce a dusty earth component making the 470 Syrah clone a little richer, rounder, and more seductive. Trellised vines, organic farming.
Vinification: 60% whole cluster, no crushing, only destemmed
Double Gold - 2019 American Fine Wine Competition