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Zaca Mesa Winery Syrah 2004

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Spicy fruit and oak tones intermingle. On the nose with same old coffee, violets, green peppercorn and herbaceous tones all framing the very fresh and high toned plum and wild berry fruit. There is sweet/savory tension here and the nuances continue to reveal themselves with notes of cedar, mint, earth, cola and roast meat tones. Very pretty and with good intensity to the rich and juicy core of bright, piercing fruit. The acid is fairly high but very well integrated in the fleshy fruit. Great mouthfeel. Plenty of plummy fruit with a touch of drying tannin that would benefit from a year or so in the cellar and lovely orange rind and incipient black olive background notes on the palate that really push the slightly earthy, astringent red berry fruit out with it’s contrast. Fresh and pure this is wonderful syrah 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 Winery Syrah

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,181
4.50 5
01/22/2009

Spicy fruit and oak tones intermingle. On the nose with same old coffee, violets, green peppercorn and herbaceous tones all framing the very fresh and high toned plum and wild berry fruit. There is sweet/savory tension here and the nuances continue to reveal themselves with notes of cedar, mint, earth, cola and roast meat tones. Very pretty and with good intensity to the rich and juicy core of bright, piercing fruit. The acid is fairly high but very well integrated in the fleshy fruit. Great mouthfeel. Plenty of plummy fruit with a touch of drying tannin that would benefit from a year or so in the cellar and lovely orange rind and incipient black olive background notes on the palate that really push the slightly earthy, astringent red berry fruit out with it’s contrast. Fresh and pure this is wonderful syrah 92pts


Member Reviews for Zaca Mesa Winery Syrah

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Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
3.50 5
01/23/2009

Definitely get some funkiness on the nose. Big chewy medicinal spicy fruit. Dry and grainy. Dig it.


3.50 5
01/22/2009

Bit of a funk on the nose. Palate with hints of meat and leather, some eucalyptus with the leather carrying through to the finish where it meets some earthiness and a medicinal quality.

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Snooth User: fthead9
28066369
3.50 5
10/10/2009

A meaty Syrah with jammy fruit up front and a bit of spice on the backend.

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  • Snooth User: WineDineTV
    153209139
    4.00 5
    05/03/2010

    The Black Bear Block has the oldest Syrah Vines in Santa Ynez valley. http://www.winedinetv.com/Behind-the-Label/zaca-mesa-black-bear


    Snooth User: bthsieh
    14282388
    4.00 5
    03/06/2009

    Four glasses




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