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2006 Zaca Mesa Viognier


Winery: Zaca Mesa

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Viognier

Grape blend: 100% Viognier

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Ynez

State or country: CA

Price: $18

Cases produced: 6,972

KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: October 31, 2007

Wine Review: This white gold wine finished 4th overall in our recent blind tasting of white wines. It was our second favorite Viognier. This wine opens with a very perfumy citrus like bouquet that is a touch steely and also expresses hints of apricots and orange peel. The panel thought is wine was a classic CA Viognier. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is round, has nice acidity, is easy to drink, and exhibits pleasant citrus and green apple flavors. The finish is dry and a bit subtle. The panel felt this wine would pair nicely with chicken cordon bleu. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: On the nose, aromas of honeysuckle and white peach hint at sweetness. However, this wine is dry on the palate with notes of ripe apricot, lemon-lime, melon and lychee. A lingering finish has a touch of minerality, a signature characteristic of our vineyard. A natural pairing would be Thai chicken, ahi tuna or Szechuan prawns. - Clay Brock, Winemaker

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