On the nose, aromas of honeysuckle and white peach hint at sweetness. However, this wine is dry on the palate with no...Read more...
minerals and lime on the nose with a tinge of petrol and peach, beautiful aromas, spice on the palate, floral, and some lychee too. lovely Read more
Sweet and floral bouquet opens up to a spicy, peppery palate with assertive minerality reminding me of a salty trip to the beach. Nice, crisp acidi... Read more
Honey and floral on the nose. Very spicy on the tongue. I tasted nutmeg and cloves. Very complex and tasty! Read more
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minerals and lime on the nose with a tinge of petrol and peach, beautiful aromas, spice on the palate, floral, and some lychee too. lovely
Sweet and floral bouquet opens up to a spicy, peppery palate with assertive minerality reminding me of a salty trip to the beach. Nice, crisp acidity that I'd love to pair with some spicy Thai.
Honey and floral on the nose. Very spicy on the tongue. I tasted nutmeg and cloves. Very complex and tasty!
Tasted this wine in early 2013 and it is over the hill. The fruit is mostly gone but still drinkable but better for cooking. Nose is subdued. My rating --- 74
External Reviews for Zaca Mesa Viognier
This estate-bottled Viognier from Santa Barbara has aromas of honeysuckle and mandarin orange. Deliciously dry on the palate with apricot, mineral, and peach notes. With limited intervention, this Rhône Ranger has created a great Viognier.
Bright yellow-gold. Classic peachy, spicy, floral viognier aromas. Then sweet, creamy and expansive, with a velvety texture and lush pit fruit flavors. Spreads out impressively and really stains the palate on the aftertaste, which shows a touch of warmth. Bright acidity and a kiss of white pepper give this rich wine welcome cut and energy. This Viognier takes the variety's exotic tropical fruit and orange flavors, combines them with minerals, and finishes off with a crisp bite of acidity. The result is a rich, elegant wine, with a hint of honeyed sweetness. S.H. The 2009 Viognier exhibits what appears to be the vintage's personality - loads of up-front fruit in an exuberant style. Consumers will love this style, which possesses peach, honeysuckle, apricot, and floral notes. It has zesty acidity, although not a lot of depth, but on a superficial level, it is a pleasant Viognier. Drink it over the next year.
After we hand harvested this Viognier, it began fermenting in stainless steel tanks. Halfway through fermentation, it was transferred to neutral French oak barrels. The wine was then aged for three months, but was not allowed to go through malolactic fermentation. This short barrel aging provides the rich, creamy mouth feel.
On the nose, aromas of honeysuckle and white peach hint at sweetness. However, this wine is dry on the palate with notes of ripe apricot, lemon-lime, melon and lychee. A lingering finish has a touch of minerality, a signature characteristic of our vineyard. A natural pairing would be Thai chicken, raw oysters, ahi tuna or Szechuan prawns.
Aged 3 months in French Oak.
Notes: Neutral French Oak
|Alcohol: 14.0%||pH: 3.3|
|Total Acidity: 6.7 grams per liter|
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