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Zaca Mesa Winery Syrah Santa Ynez Valley
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Wow!
11/24/2005
by Mirra11483613
I love this wine! After researching California wine country to find a bottle of Syrah to accompany a creole meal, I couldn't have been more pleased. Explosive cooked fruit on the nose with just enough (but not too much) tannin and peppery finish. I was sad that we left the last glass for the waiter! It's already on my wish list for the next time I visit the store.
12/27/2010
by AZBell53
Rich, but not overpowering. Smooth. Everyone at the table praised it.
Really 4.5 stars
02/24/2007
by junkbob2@aol.com
This was a very nice wine. The wine had a very nice aroma, with fruit, pepper and spice. It got thicker and bigger as it opened up in the glass. The residual sugar on the bottle shows the depth of this wine. And for $17 - it's akin to a $30-40 dollar bottle....

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Syrah

While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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