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Zaca Mesa Estate Syrah 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

40% new oak, 18 months 1% viognier cofermented Rather ripe on the nose, then smoky and dark with some caramel notes framing a bit of honeysuckle While not as powerful on entry as the nose suggest, this is rich and rather well balanced with decisive cut to the palate’s wild cherry, black pepper, dried meat and bergamot tea flavors. There is a fine blend of tension and intensity here with lots of fruit on the long finish. This is really nicely done, balanced, nuanced with gentle stemmy spice notes, and hints of tar and spice. 89pts

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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 Estate Syrah

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,711
4.00 5
09/12/2013

40% new oak, 18 months 1% viognier cofermented Rather ripe on the nose, then smoky and dark with some caramel notes framing a bit of honeysuckle While not as powerful on entry as the nose suggest, this is rich and rather well balanced with decisive cut to the palate’s wild cherry, black pepper, dried meat and bergamot tea flavors. There is a fine blend of tension and intensity here with lots of fruit on the long finish. This is really nicely done, balanced, nuanced with gentle stemmy spice notes, and hints of tar and spice. 89pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,711
4.50 5
09/12/2013

Four and a half glasses


0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/21/2011

Dallas trip


Snooth User: pmclark
65246816
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/24/2010

Three glasses


External Reviews for Zaca Mesa Estate Syrah

External Review
Vintage: 2007 04/18/2013

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 04/18/2013

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 04/18/2013

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.



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