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2009 Zaca Mesa Winery Syrah Santa Ynez Valley
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87 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2012

Opaque violet.  Floral aromas of cherry pit and blackberry, with a smoky quality gaining strength with aeration.  Juicy and precise, with gently sweet dark fruit flavors supported by a solid spine of acidity.  A meaty note comes up on the slightly gritty finish.

88 Points | Wine Spectator

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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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