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Zaca Mesa Black Bear Block Syrah 2010

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The availability of this product is limited and subject to change.<br/><br/>Wine Tasting Notes<br/>Wine Enthusiast Review<br/>Rated 91<br/>Coming from the first block of Syrah ever planted in Santa Barbara County, this offers delicate aromas of cedar, leather and sour cherry. It tends toward the more sour end of the varietal's spectrum, perhaps due to the vine age, with plum skins, fig, menthol and root beer flavors.<br/><br/>Wine Tasting Notes<br/>This wine displays rich blackberry, cassis, mocha, cedar and our signature sage spice aromas and flavors. Powerful, yet elegant, this wine coats the palate, and the finish lingers with sophisticated tannins and exquisite fruit. This full-bodied wine should be enjoyed over the next ten years.

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Zaca Mesa Winery:
Zaca Mesa Winery, located in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, California, is dedicated to estate grown and bottled Rhône varietal wines. They hand craft their wines with integrity using traditional methods from grapes sustainably grown in their vineyard. Since 1973, they have farmed and nurtured their vineyard to produce wines that are true to the unique spirit of their land.

Editorial Reviews for Zaca Mesa Black Bear Block Syrah

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 09/12/2013

Funky and rich on the nose, gamier and more savory than the Mesa Reserva Syrah with a nice black olive aspect and fine briar and smoky overlay. In the mouth this shows impeccable balance, super clarity, and excellent ripeness of fruit. Earthy, gamy and deep with a soft truffle and black pepper overlay to the black cherry and wild raspberry fruit, the tannins here are fine grained and tightly packed adding some volume to the elegant mouthfeel and leading to a clear if very slightly earthy, bitter chocolate and thyme laced finish which is long and clear. This has a great sense of ripeness without a hint of over ripeness. 94pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.70 5
Vintage: 2009 09/12/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Zaca Mesa Black Bear Block Syrah

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Vintage: 2009 11/14/2013

Delivers a pure rich spicy mix of peppery wild berry cedar dried herb and underbrush flavors firming nicely on the long full finish. Drink now through 2022. JL Wine Spectator.



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The availability of this product is limited and subject to change.<br/><br/>Wine Tasting Notes<br/>Wine Enthusiast Review<br/>Rated 91<br/>Coming from the first block of Syrah ever planted in Santa Barbara County, this offers delicate aromas of cedar, leather and sour cherry. It tends toward the more sour end of the varietal's spectrum, perhaps due to the vine age, with plum skins, fig, menthol and root beer flavors.<br/><br/>Wine Tasting Notes<br/>This wine displays rich blackberry, cassis, mocha, cedar and our signature sage spice aromas and flavors. Powerful, yet elegant, this wine coats the palate, and the finish lingers with sophisticated tannins and exquisite fruit. This full-bodied wine should be enjoyed over the next ten years.

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