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2004 Zaca Mesa Red Blends or Varietals "Z Three"

Winery: Zaca Mesa

Vintage: 2004

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Z Three"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 44% Syrah, 34% Grenache, & 22% Mourvèdre

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Ynez

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 997

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: October 11, 2007

Wine Review: This wine was another special find at this years Newport Wine Festival. This wine opens with a pleasant spicy black cherry like bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is smooth, well balanced, has nicely integrated acidity, and pretty concentrated blackberry like flavors with hints of plum. The finish is very very dry, a little tannic, and lingers for a while. This wine would pair very nicely with Veal parmigiana. Enjoy, I did. - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Each grape variety adds its own personality: Syrah adds flavors of blackberry and ripe tannins; Mourvèdre brings notes of blueberry and full mouth-feel; and Grenache adds lush raspberry liqueur flavors. These rich layers of flavor create a wine greater than the sum of its parts and enable it to be enjoyed now or cellar for five to seven years. – Clay Brock, Winemaker

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