• SN: 89

    Snooth Editorial Score

    89

    Close
+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Zaca Mesa Eight Barrel Syrah 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Tight on the nose nose with a funky blend of soil, oak, and savory Syrah fruit rich in white pepper, dark fruit, and hints of truffle and pencil lead. Elegant if just a bit on the soft side in the mouth with lots of fine grained sweet tannins supporting a big gamy midpalate that shows hints of pepper and spice in a rather integrated and supple style. There’s lots of red fruit here, especially on the backend which shows currant and cranberry flavors leading to the long finish with plenty of fine grained fruit tannin. This offers up a super blend of power and richness, though it is a touch soft. 89pts

Add winemaker's notes

Vintages


+ Vintage
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.93 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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 Eight Barrel Syrah

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
09/12/2013

Tight on the nose nose with a funky blend of soil, oak, and savory Syrah fruit rich in white pepper, dark fruit, and hints of truffle and pencil lead. Elegant if just a bit on the soft side in the mouth with lots of fine grained sweet tannins supporting a big gamy midpalate that shows hints of pepper and spice in a rather integrated and supple style. There’s lots of red fruit here, especially on the backend which shows currant and cranberry flavors leading to the long finish with plenty of fine grained fruit tannin. This offers up a super blend of power and richness, though it is a touch soft. 89pts


Member Reviews for Zaca Mesa Eight Barrel Syrah

Add your review
Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
09/12/2013

Four and a half glasses




Best Wine Deals

  • $34.99
    17%off
    Château Quinault l'Enclos Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru
    Château Quinault l'Enclos Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2007
  • $15.99
    16%off
    Domaine des Baumard Cabernet d'Anjou Rosé
    Domaine des Baumard Cabernet d'Anjou Rosé 2008
See More Deals »

Syrah Top Lists







Snooth Media Network