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Zaca Mesa Syrah Mesa Reserve 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

21 months 80% new Dark with nutty oak top notes and bitter chocolate shavings framed wild blackberry and grilled meaty fruits on the nose. Texturally this is worlds above the Eight Barrel with superb clarity on the palate with just a hint of either youthful or wood induced sweetness. Layers of slightly gamy blackberry and black plum fruits with a real freshness to them cover oak notes that are superbly well integrated showing up on the backend with pencil shavings and rich black pepper notes leading to a long powerful, wild raspberry and peach skin rich finish. The tannins are finely ripe but build nicely on the finish. 92pts

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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 Syrah Mesa Reserve

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.50 5
09/12/2013

21 months 80% new Dark with nutty oak top notes and bitter chocolate shavings framed wild blackberry and grilled meaty fruits on the nose. Texturally this is worlds above the Eight Barrel with superb clarity on the palate with just a hint of either youthful or wood induced sweetness. Layers of slightly gamy blackberry and black plum fruits with a real freshness to them cover oak notes that are superbly well integrated showing up on the backend with pencil shavings and rich black pepper notes leading to a long powerful, wild raspberry and peach skin rich finish. The tannins are finely ripe but build nicely on the finish. 92pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.60 5
09/12/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: EMark
8478047,361
4.00 5
12/01/2014

Lots of black fruit on introduction, but, happily, missing the sweet sensation that is usually associated with a fruit forward wine. On the other hand, there seems, in fact to be a slight bitterness similar to unsweetened cocoa, instead. As the wine moves towards the back and the edges of the tongue, refreshing acid tartness causes the bitterness to wane. A good, hearty wine.



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