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2006 Zaca Mesa Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Zaca Mesa 2006 Syrah

Winery: Zaca Mesa

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Ynez

State or country: CA

Price: $23

Cases produced: 12,325

KWG Score: 92.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: January 29, 2010

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and very dark purple Syrah from Zaca Mesa is a big boy. It opens with an attractive black raspberry bouquet with hints of anise and oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced and rich. The flavor profile is a very tasty black raspberry with hints of coffee, green beans, and anise. The finish is dry and its tingly tannins are moderate and build slightly. The panel described this wine as our winter warmer fireplace wine. We would serve it with sliced cheddar cheese by the fireplace or with veal marsala. Enjoy - KWGTP

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 with rosemary and garlic. Grilled meats and bold cheese will also pair well.

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