2009 Martinelli Syrah Zio Tony Ranch "Gianna Marie"


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 51

  • CMN wrote:

    August 11, 2019 - No visual signs of age. Faint aromas of purple fruit, herbs and spice. The palate is blackberries, black pepper and just the faintest bit of herbs. The alcohol is well hidden but it becomes somewhat noticeable as the wine warms. While it’s not the type of wine I’d want every day, it’s well made for the style.

  • Qventoid#11 Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 2, 2019 - Drink ‘em if you got ‘em, drinking beautifully. Still don’t feel any decline, but no hints it’s still developing. Enjoy.

  • VlgJeff wrote: 90 points

    April 14, 2019 - Decanted to remove some sediment, then aerated for about 30 minutes. Initially, there was quite a bit of funk on the nose, which dissipated during the time in decanter. On the medium to plus bodied palate there was plenty of red and dark red fruit, black pepper, some spice, nicely balancing acidity, and a touch of drying tannins. I expect this wine could hold for another 3+ years.

  • DavidWong168 Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 30, 2019 - Amazing nose of cherry, licorice, dark chocolate, hazelnut and cracked black pepper. The palate is richness and opulence wrapped in a soft, silky robe, with dark berries, black cherries and smoked bacon for miles. Equal measure of fruitiness and acidity. The finish is tinged with raisiny complexity and lasts longer than a minute. Outstanding!

  • Anonymous wrote: 91 points

    March 23, 2019 - Based on prior experience with this wine, I uncorked it 4 hours or so before starting to drink it. Dark purple. Savory. Layers of complexity and soft, rich tannins. Paired really well with grilled pork loin. The sediment was almost oily.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Martinelli
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Zio Tony Ranch "Gianna Marie"
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley
  • UPC Code 4000127689498

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  • In Cellars 506 (47%)
  • Consumed 569 (53%)

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