96pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Chardonnay Zio Tony Ranch's graphite and roasted almond aromas give way to delicate jasmine perfume and honey-laced white peaches. The palate is wonderfully satiny, expansive, seamless and pure, with a perfect blend of fruit and savory elements and a very long, nuanced finish. What a gorgeous expression this vintage!
The 2018 Chardonnay Zio Tony Ranch is fabulous. Rich and flamboyant, the Zio Tony somehow manages to offer quite a bit of translucence. Apricot, lemon confit, white flowers and light tropical accents all run through this beautifully layered, sensual Chardonnay. The Zio Tony is a blend of mostly three clones, vinified and aged separately. It is the most opulent of the Martinelli Chardonnays.