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Zaca Mesa Viognier Estate Santa Barbara Santa Ynez Valley 2008

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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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Color: White
Varietal: Viognier
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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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External Reviews for Zaca Mesa Viognier Estate Santa Barbara Santa Ynez Valley

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
04/14/2010

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


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/24/2009

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.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
03/08/2010

"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



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.

3810 cases produced.

Closure: Synthetic

Notes: 5-8 year old barrels


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