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Zaca Mesa Santa Ynez Syrah 2010

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Wine Enthusiast Review<br/><strong>Rated 92</strong><br/>The first winery to plant Syrah in the county continues to produce powerful but layered expressions. This delivers rich aromas of cherry, stewed plum and blackberry alongside sage and a wisp of vanilla. On the palate, it starts rich, until bright acidity and tannins bring balance amidst mocha and blackberry jam flavors and an oak-powered vanilla finish.<br/><br/>Wine Tasting Notes<br/>Zaca Mesa Winery was the first to plant Syrah in Santa Barbara County in 1978. Today we farm over 100 acres of Syrah on our estate comprising 9 different clones. The diversity of vine age and clones provides our Syrah's with complexity and depth. Even with 30 years of experience with Syrah on our land, we continue to learn and improve our practices to make better wine.<br/><br/>Our Syrah displays rich blackberry, cassis and our signature sage spice aromas and flavors. The 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 leg of lamb marinated in rosemary and garlic. However, a peppercorn steak or mushroom risotto would work incredibly well.<br/><br/>94% Syrah, 6% Viognier (co-fermented)<br/>Alcohol 13.6%<br/><br/>

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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.

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Wine Enthusiast Review<br/><strong>Rated 92</strong><br/>The first winery to plant Syrah in the county continues to produce powerful but layered expressions. This delivers rich aromas of cherry, stewed plum and blackberry alongside sage and a wisp of vanilla. On the palate, it starts rich, until bright acidity and tannins bring balance amidst mocha and blackberry jam flavors and an oak-powered vanilla finish.<br/><br/>Wine Tasting Notes<br/>Zaca Mesa Winery was the first to plant Syrah in Santa Barbara County in 1978. Today we farm over 100 acres of Syrah on our estate comprising 9 different clones. The diversity of vine age and clones provides our Syrah's with complexity and depth. Even with 30 years of experience with Syrah on our land, we continue to learn and improve our practices to make better wine.<br/><br/>Our Syrah displays rich blackberry, cassis and our signature sage spice aromas and flavors. The 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 leg of lamb marinated in rosemary and garlic. However, a peppercorn steak or mushroom risotto would work incredibly well.<br/><br/>94% Syrah, 6% Viognier (co-fermented)<br/>Alcohol 13.6%<br/><br/>

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