Zaca Mesa Winery

805-688-9339 6905 Foxen Canyon Road PO Box 899
Los Olivos, CA 93441
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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. – Description from zacamesa

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  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Zaca Mesa Mourvedre 2010


    18 months in oak, 25% newRather oaky and noticeably raw at that with light toast, vanilla laced black currant and tarry dried meat aromas. Bright and crisp on entry, this is thoroughly medium bodied with lovely, lively, meaty, berry flavors that show a touch of tar and dried plum fruits. Cool, crisp and lightly mineral on the palate this turns ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Zaca Mesa Roussanne 2009


    Smoky oak laced nose with a smoked meat, prosciutto aroma over dark, slightly dried tart, astringent fruit. While a bit soft on entry, this turns broad and round in the mouth with a creamy if clear midpalate. The oak adds plenty of spice to the midpalate and the backend, which is a little short with a hint of burnt orange rind. This is soft, cr... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Zaca Mesa Z Blanc 2010


    47% roussanne, 47% grenache blanc, 6% viognierBarrel aged separately, the blended and aged 7 monthsA beautiful nose that is floral, lightly smoky, and rich with the aromas of nut meats, apricot, mango, and melon. Bright and clear on entry with a lovely texture that shows a nuanced richness surrounding vibrant fresh fruit that's light and precise... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Zaca Mesa Grenache Blanc 2009


    Earthy and perfumed with lots of floral, balsamic aromas on the oily nose which shows raw wood terpene notes.Rich, powerful, tight and youthful in the mouth showing early notes of raw nut meats, butchers wax and a little lemon and peach fruit with a hint of vanilla. This is powerful yet focused, tight long and mineral with acid, a hint of vani... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Zaca Mesa Chardonnay 2010


    Rather ripe and with barrel fermenty sweetness with white floral leesy notes a hint of flint over apple, mango and pear fruit. With a nice little mineral note early on the palate then this opens up nicely, broad yet transparent with integrated acidity, fairly tense but not bright, finishing with a gently rolling bit of soft wood influence over t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Zaca Mesa Viognier 2010


    Three months in neutral wood, began in SS, no ml,Huge exotic lychee and mango nose with some dusty base notes and peach pit aromas. Big and rather mouth filling with fine supporting acids, this delivers rather rich, luscious apricot and melon flavors that are powerful and surprisingly bright, then finishes with great clarity on the palate and fa... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Zaca Mesa Z Gris 2012


    All SSAt most 2% previous vintage mourvedreA little spicy and floral on the nose with cherry, strawberry and a touch of rhubarb aromas and something bit flinty dusty. Fairly bright on the palate with just a suggestion of creaminess to the strawberry and guava flavors that show a hint of spice, some fine powdery tannins, and a hint of lemon pith ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Zaca Mesa Cuvee Z 2009


    53% Grenache, 39% Mourvedre, 8% SyrahA bit of raw oak marks this with a smoky and slightly balsamic note over a bit of Mourvedre beef jerky and dried beef, lots of violet, lots of wild blackberry and a hint of plum fruit. Bright yet powerful in the mouth with mouthwatering acidity and a nice base of supply yet dry tannins that lend clarity to th... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Carnivores and grillers, a few reasons to love Syrah: it’s a fantastic wine for pairing with any roasted meats, especially red meats like beef and lamb, as well as wild game. It is often peppery and sometimes smoky, with a roasted fruit and/or roasted meat flavor profile that makes it a fine accompaniment to anything barbecued or grilled (even, ... Read More

    From the article Top 15 Syrahs for Grilling

  • Zaca Mesa Z Three Estate Grown and Bottled Santa Ynez Valley Red 2007


    Not worth the price Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

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