Zaca Mesa Santa Ynez Syrah 2014
Offering wonderful floral, grapey plum and wild berry aromas, this is rich, smooth and supple on the palate, with tiers of dark berry, mocha, mineral and spice flavors that glide along. Drink now through 2015.Add winemaker's notes
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.
External Reviews for Zaca Mesa Santa Ynez Syrah
Offering wonderful floral, grapey plum and wild berry aromas, this is rich, smooth and supple on the palate, with tiers of dark berry, mocha, mineral and spice flavors that glide along. Drink now through 2015.
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 1andndash;2 years.
A bit more rugged and rustic than Zaca Mesaandrsquo;s more expensive andrsquo;07 Syrahs, and also somewhat less ripe. But itandrsquo;s a dry, rich and smoothly textured wine, good for drinking now.
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.
Winemaker Notes - 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 with rosemary and garlic. Grilled meats and bold cheese will also pair well.
The Santa Ynez Valley runs east from the Pacific, and acts as a funnel for ocean winds and fog. This helps to recreate the terrior of France's Northern Rhone. Impenetrably dark, rich and powerful, this Syrah has all the "in your face" fruitiness of an Aussie style Shiraz, while retaining a level of acidity and finesse usually attainable only in France. A traditional pairing for this hand-crafted Syrah is a rack of lamb with rosemary and garlic. Grilled meats and bold cheeses also pair well.
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