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2005 Zaca Mesa Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Zaca Mesa 2005 Syrah

Winery: Zaca Mesa

Vintage: 2005

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Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 99% Syrah & 1% Viognier

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Ynez

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: 13,090

KWG Score: 90.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: May 25, 2009

Wine Review: This very dark purple colored Syrah opens with a musty black currant and black cherry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced, and quite smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty blackberry. The finish is dry and moderate tannins linger slightly. This Syrah would be a very good match for beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our Syrah displays rich blackberry, cassis, espresso, mocha and our signature sage spice aromas and flavors. The silky finish lingers from the ripe tannins and smoky oak. This full-bodied wine should be enjoyed over the next ten years. A traditional pairing for this wine is a rack of lamb marinated in rosemary and garlic. However, a peppercorn steak or mushroom risotto would work incredibly well.

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