Zaca Mesa Estate Syrah 2007
After hand harvesting and sorting, the grapes were destemmed and placed into small open-top bins to cold-soak for several days and then to ferment. During fermentation, the rising grape skins were punched down twice a day resulting in wine of intense color, rich flavors and fine tannins. This wine was aged for sixteen months in French oak barrels; 30% of them were new.
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.
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External Reviews for Zaca Mesa Estate Syrah
Rustic, with rough-hewn mineral, dried berry, sage, roasted herb and road tar flavors that provide a measure of complexity, depth and focus. Drink now through 2016.
A bit more rugged and rustic than Zaca Mesa’s more expensive ’07 Syrahs, and also somewhat less ripe. But it’s a dry, rich and smoothly textured wine, good for drinking now.
The 2007 Syrah has a much more saturated ruby/purple-tinged color, more sweet black currant and cherry fruit in the nose, slightly more texture and richness, and overall displays the superiority of this vintage in the Central Coast. Drink it over the next 1–2 years.
Food Pairings for Zaca Mesa Estate Syrah
Our Syrah displays rich blackberry, cassis, espresso, mocha and our signature sage spice aromas and flavors. The silky finish lingers from the ripe tannins and smoky oak. This full-bodied wine should be enjoyed over the next ten years. A traditional pairing for this wine is a rack of lamb marinated in rosemary and garlic. Grilled meats and bold cheese will also pair well.
7651 cases produced.
Notes: 30% new French oak barrels
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