Zaca Mesa


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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...

  • Syrah

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

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  • Zaca Mesa Roussanne 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 ... ... and making his wine at Zaca Mesa. In 1989 Bob joined with Jim Clendenen (who had started Au Bon Climat in 1982) to build a winery facility of their own under a lease agreement with the Bien Nacido Vineyard. In 2005, Bob and his wife Louisa planted 40 acres at their... Read More

    From the article Top 15 Syrahs for Grilling


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

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    Not worth the price Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Club Owners, Pam and Bruce Boring, bring you:23 years of experience hand ... ... ... history and producing Zaca Mesa’s renowned 1993 Syrah which was Wine Spectator’s #6 wine in the world in 1996, to championing the quality of Santa Barbara County wines.  He now produces a limited quantity of his favorite wines under his namesake label.   Read More

    From the article Discover the Difference Handcrafting Makes


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