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2007 Zaca Mesa US Red Blend "Z Cuvee"

Zaca Mesa 2007 Z Cuvee

Winery: Zaca Mesa

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Z Cuvee"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 57% Grenache, 31% Mourvedre, & 12% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Ynez

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: 6,602

KWG Score: 84.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: January 15, 2011

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored red blend opens with a mild red raspberry and strawberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a red currant with notes of mild oak. There was also some black pepper and spice mixed in as well. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins linger for a little while. This wine would pair with spicy pulled pork. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Each grape adds its own nuance: Grenache adds rich raspberry flavors; Mourvedre brings notes of blueberry and pepper; and Syrah, flavors of blackberry and ripe tannins. These layers of flavor enable this wine to pair with a wide variety of foods from mushroom pizza to rosemary crusted leg of lamb. You can enjoy this wine now or cellar for the next five to seven years.

Organic status: not organic

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