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Zaca Mesa Z Cuvee Rhone Blend 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes The Grenache gave us a rich raspberry liqueur-like flavor profile, the Mourvdre blueberry, the Counoise strawberry and black pepper, the Syrah blackberry and tannins, and the Cinsaut a slight earthy/dusty character. Z Cuve is finely balanced with medium weight on the palate. Each of the five aforementioned flavor characteristics are evident in the finished wine. Firm but not clumsy, the tannins make their presence known. A food friendly wine, it is very approachable now, but will benefit from some bottle age.

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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.

Member Reviews for Zaca Mesa Z Cuvee Rhone Blend

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.00 5
11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


Snooth User: Nathan P
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3.00 5
11/03/2009

I picked this up after reading the wine list in a good quality local restaurant when by myself with nothing to read, and because I like the sound of this blend, like a Côtes du Rhône. 59% Grenache, 23% Mourvédre, 15% Syrah, and 3% Cinsaut. It seemed sugary at first with curry, but it paired better with the mild stir-fry the next night.


Snooth User: Cheri
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4.50 5
03/06/2011

herbaceous


Snooth User: totoro2
14422583
3.50 5
05/02/2009

medium bodied, easy drinking, well balanced. dark berry and raspberry flavors. Great value especially when you get it for 1/2 retail price.


Snooth User: blackc2004
367527137
3.50 5
03/24/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Zaca Mesa Z Cuvee Rhone Blend

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

The 2006 Z Cuvee (a blend of 59% Grenache, 23% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah and the rest Cinsault) is a deep ruby-colored beauty exhibiting plenty of raspberry and jammy strawberry notes, with some blacker f


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/14/2010

WS: 88 Points RP: 88 Points WE: 88 Points


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

"The 2006 Z Cuvee (a blend of 59% Grenache, 23% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah and the rest Cinsault) is a deep ruby-colored beauty exhibiting plenty of raspberry and jammy strawberry notes, with some blacker fruits, pepper, and roasted herbs also making an appearance. The wine is round, generous, spicy, and a very good California interpretation of a serious Cotes du Rhone from France. Drink it over the next 1-3 years." 88 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2009. "Top Value 2008" Wine Spectator, Jan 31-Feb 28, 2009 "Fresh and lively, this is medium-bodied, with snappy wild berry and raspberry flavors shaded by spicy, peppery notes. Ends with supple, elegant, easy-drinking tannins. Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah. Drink now through 2012. -- J.L." 88 Points, Wine Spectator, December 31, 2008. "A Chateauneuf-style blend, based on Grenache, that's clean fresh and savory. It shows cherry, currant, anise and herb flavors that are wrapped into a soft tecture. Oak adds a pleasant, subtle note of smoke." 88 points, Wine Enthusiast, November 15, 2008


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

Fresh and lively, this is medium-bodied, with snappy wild berry and raspberry flavors shaded by spicy, peppery notes. Ends with supple, elegant, easy-drinking tannins. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Drink now through 2012. 8,031 cases made. -JL As for the red wines, these acquitted themselves very well in my tastings, The 2006 Z Cuvee (a blend of 59% Grenache, 23% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah, and the rest Cinsault) is a deep ruby-colored beauty exhibiting plenty of raspberry and jammy strawberry notes, with some blacker fruits, pepper, and roasted herbs also making an appearance. The wine is round, generous, spicy, and a very good California interpretation of a serious Cotes du Rhone from France. Drink it over the next 1-3 years. A Châteauneuf-style blend, based on Grenache, that's clean, fresh and savory. It shows cherry, currant, anise and herb flavors that are wrapped into a soft texture. Oak adds a pleasant, subtle note of smoke. - S.H.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/13/2013

Fresh and lively, this is medium-bodied, with snappy wild berry and raspberry flavors shaded by spicy, peppery notes. Ends with supple, elegant, easy-drinking tannins. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Drink now through 2012. 8,031 cases made. -JL As for the red wines, these acquitted themselves very well in my tastings, The 2006 Z Cuvee (a blend of 59% Grenache, 23% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah, and the rest Cinsault) is a deep ruby-colored beauty exhibiting plenty of raspberry and jammy strawberry notes, with some blacker fruits, pepper, and roasted herbs also making an appearance. The wine is round, generous, spicy, and a very good California interpretation of a serious Cotes du Rhone from France. Drink it over the next 1-3 years. A Châteauneuf-style blend, based on Grenache, that's clean, fresh and savory. It shows cherry, currant, anise and herb flavors that are wrapped into a soft texture. Oak adds a pleasant, subtle note of smoke. - S.H. &nb...


External Review
04/30/2010

Zaca Mesa Z Cuvee 2006 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.



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Tasting Notes:

Each grape adds its own nuance: Grenache adds rich raspberry flavors; Mourvèdre brings notes of blueberry; Syrah, flavors of blackberry and ripe tannins and a touch of Cinsaut’s dusty berry notes. These layers of flavor enable this wine to pair with a wide variety of foods from mushroom pizza to rosemary crusted leg of lamb. You can enjoy this wine now or cellar for the next five to seven years.

Wine Tasting Notes The Grenache gave us a rich raspberry liqueur-like flavor profile, the Mourvdre blueberry, the Counoise strawberry and black pepper, the Syrah blackberry and tannins, and the Cinsaut a slight earthy/dusty character. Z Cuve is finely balanced with medium weight on the palate. Each of the five aforementioned flavor characteristics are evident in the finished wine. Firm but not clumsy, the tannins make their presence known. A food friendly wine, it is very approachable now, but will benefit from some bottle age.

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