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Jeff Cohn Cellars

2017 Zio Tony Ranch Syrah Magnum
2017 Zio Tony Ranch Syrah Magnum
Organic Vineyard

This wine has an opaque purple, almost black color from the center of the wine to its rim. A sweet blackberry pie filling, black licorice, roasted earth notes and crème Brûlée. The palate has a fantastic entry, with a core of insanely rich fruit that becomes a black and blue fruit compote, with cassis, grilled meats and violet notes. As concentrated as this wine is, the sweet tannin backbone structure keeps the wine on a steady course.

Sourced from the Martinelli Family, Zio Tony Ranch in the Russian River Valley.

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Ratings

Ratings

95 Pts Connoisseurs' Guide to CA Wines, 94 Pts Jeb Dunnuck, 92 Pts Wine Enthusiast, 92 Pts Wine Spectator, 91 Pts Wine Advocate
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SKU: 17ZIOTMAG
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Zio Tony Ranch
Aging
16 mos., 40% New French Oak
Fermentation
40% Whole Cluster, Open Top Fermentation
Alcohol %
15.6
Wine Spectator
92
Wine Enthusiast
92
Connoisseurs' Guide
95
Wine Advocate
91
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
94 Pts Jeb Dunnuck - Lots of violets, flowery incense, blueberries, and peppery herbs emerge from the 2017 Syrah Zio Tony Ranch, a ripe, concentrated, medium to full-bodied Syrah that shines in the vintage. From a vineyard in the Russian River Valley, it has terrific purity of fruit, a solid mid-palate, and building, ripe tannins. Give it a few years. 94 Pts Jeb Dunnuck - Lots of violets, flowery incense, blueberries, and peppery herbs emerge from the 2017 Syrah Zio Tony Ranch, a ripe, concentrated, medium to full-bodied Syrah that shines in the vintage. From a vineyard in the Russian River Valley, it has terrific purity of fruit, a solid mid-palate, and building, ripe tannins. Give it a few years. 91 Pts Wine Advocate - Deep ruby-purple, the 2017 Syrah Zio Tony Ranch has slowly opening scents of blackberry and black cherry jam, menthol, turned earth, violets and dried sage and thyme. It's full-bodied with well-managed fruits in a chewy texture and with just enough freshness on the finish.
Ratings
95 Pts Connoisseurs' Guide to CA Wines Cohn’s Zio Tony Syrahs are always wines of striking depth and dimension, yet this latest edition, while weighty and very full, displays a degree of real sophistication that very arguably makes it the best to date. It is slightly supple in feel with carefully fit tannins and raspberry and blackberry fruit to spare, and it is laced with elements of complimentary spice and loamy soil that impart plenty of unhidden complexity. It is already polished but will become more so with age, and, with four to six years of keeping should show the perfect mix of power and refinement. It is, in short, a collectible Syrah that is not to be missed. 92 Pts Wine Spectator Flamboyant, with plump fruit, layering ripe raspberry flavors with spiced cinnamon and smoked meat notes that glide along a plush finish. Drink now through 2027. — TF
Vineyard Notes
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
Production Notes
244 cases produced Vinification: 60% whole cluster, no crushing, only destemmed
Winemaker Notes
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.
Production
302 cases
Other Notes
Age 3 years and enjoy
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