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2006 Zaca Mesa Red Blends or Varietals "Z Cuvee"

Zaca Mesa 2006 Z Cuvee

Winery: Zaca Mesa

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Z Cuvee"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 59% Grenache, 23% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah, & 3% Cinsault

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Ynez

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: 8,031

KWG Score: 89.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: November 24, 2009

Wine Review: This very clear ruby colored red blend opens with a spicy blackberry nose with hints of strawberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and shows pleasant gentle acidity. The flavor profile is a spicy blackberry with notes of black pepper and red raspberry. This is also just a hint of strawberry. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are nicely prolonged. This fruit forward red grape blend would pair very well with a messy rack of barbecue ribs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Each grape adds its own nuance: Grenache adds rich raspberry flavors; Mourvèdre brings notes of blueberry; Syrah, flavors of blackberry and ripe tannins and a touch of Cinsaut’s dusty berry notes. 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. - Clay Brock, Winemaker

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