Zaca Mesa

2009 Santa Ynez Valley Black Bear Block Syrah

Syrah •Estate Vineyard

California: Santa Barbara County: Santa Ynez Valley

Offer Expired:Feb 07, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$60.00
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Today’s Zaca Mesa 2009 Santa Ynez Valley Black Bear Block Syrah is a fantastic, dare we say amazing, Syrah that we can’t recommend highly enough.

When our tasting panel, led by our own Agent Red, tasted this wonder of a wine, it was unanimously decided that we would buy up every remaining case. Unfortunately, the wine will sell out. Please be sure to place your order for this darkly complex, aromatically enticing and exceedingly delicious wonder of a wine - before we sell out!

Tasting Profile

Look:

At its heart, a nearly perfectly opaque, almost midnight garnet, transitioning into a beautiful red ruby at the very edge of the glass.

Smell:

Absolutely beautiful and aromatic on the nose, with smoky, stewed blackberry and cassis mingling with cedarwood, mocha, sage, and black pepper spice.

Taste:

Rich and refined, with concentrated notes of reduced blackberry, sweet plum, and black cherry laid overtop licorice, sweet tobacco leaf, espresso bean, dark chocolate, dried sage, and a subtle minerality.

Finish:

Soft and silky, with both power and balance, this is fantastic wine with beautiful lingering finish. At the very end, just a hint of a lovely graphite minerality.

Pairing:

Greek spiced lamb kebabs, seasoned with rosemary, thyme, and garlic, served alonside grilled vegetables.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Eric Mohseni
Accolades
96 Points and Top 100 Wines of 2013 - Wine Enthusiast, 92 Points - Wine Spectator
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, California
Vineyard
Estate grown and bottled
Fruit Composition
99% Syrah, 1% Viognier
Cooperage
16 months in French oak
ABV
14.5%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Feb 07, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$60.00
Avg. Price
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