Zaca Mesa Viognier Estate Santa Barbara Santa Ynez Valley 2008

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On the nose, aromas of honeysuckle and white peach hint at sweetness. However, this wine is dry on the palate with no...

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This estate-bottled Viognier from Santa Barbara has aromas of honeysuckle and mandarin orange. Deliciously dry on the palate with apricot, mineral,... Read more

"Wine of the Day" November 29, 2009 eRobertParker.com "Takes the veriety's exotic, tropical fruit and flower personality and frames it with dryness... Read more

Zaca Mesa Viognier 2008 and all other wine from Zaca Mesa are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We als... Read more

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External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/25/2009

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.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
03/09/2010

"Wine of the Day" November 29, 2009 eRobertParker.com "Takes the veriety's exotic, tropical fruit and flower personality and frames it with dryness and crispness to produce that rarest of rarities, a balanced Viognier. Try as a spicier alternative to Chardonnay." 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast, November 2009 "Notes of acacia flowers and nectarine combine to give this substantial white lift and elegance. It gains definition with air, balancing bright citrus and ripe stone fruit flavors through the long finish. Try it with the dark meat of a roast chicken." 91 Points, Wine & Spirits, October 2009 "Perhaps the strongest line-up of wines I have yet tasted from Zaca Mesa, their 2008 Viognier, which must have just been bottled, has excellent white peach, honeysuckle, and other flowery notes in a medium-bodied, wonderfully fresh, pure style, with impressive purity, texture, and freshness. This wine should be drunk over the next year." 89 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2009 "Floral fruit-basket aromas with a crisp apple-y mid-palate and great acid." Exceptional, Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences, June 18, 2009


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Zaca Mesa Viognier 2008 and all other wine from Zaca Mesa are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/15/2010

WE: 90 Points RP: 89 Points ST: 87 points


Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes On the nose, aromas of honeysuckle and Mandarin orange hint at sweetness. However, this wine is dry on the palate with notes of ripe peach, melon and lychee. A lingering finish has a touch of minerality, a signature characteristic of our vineyard. A natural pairing would be grilled chicken, ahi tuna or Szechuan prawns.

Tasting Notes:

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.

Wine Tasting Notes On the nose, aromas of honeysuckle and Mandarin orange hint at sweetness. However, this wine is dry on the palate with notes of ripe peach, melon and lychee. A lingering finish has a touch of minerality, a signature characteristic of our vineyard. A natural pairing would be grilled chicken, ahi tuna or Szechuan prawns.

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3810 cases produced.

Closure: Synthetic

Notes: 5-8 year old barrels


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