Red

2005 Zaca Mesa Syrah

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Ynez Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 107

  • JonnyG Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 17, 2018 - From a magnum. Plenty going on, though past it’s peak. Notes of sous bois, pepper and some meat juice. Past peak but not tired, if that makes sense.

  • Brad T Likes this wine: 89 points

    May 30, 2017 - Hoops and McCabe got it right. While I found the tannins on the finish bitter a few years ago per my note, this wine has come around. Some jammy black fruit notes along with warm spices. Yes, it's still got a sledgehammer finish that keeps it out of the 90's but it's all integrated and the wine is not old or tired tasting. It needed time to show its potential. And it's a beautiful example of Cali Syrah. I'd say it's at peak now. I've been drawn to Zaca Mesa Syrahs forever because they're unapologetically big and that beats out the easy-drinking stuff any day for me.

  • hoops92 Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 31, 2014 - Velvet mouthfeel, great taste from first sip. No indication of harshness reported by some members. Nice value Syrah.

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  • Doblk wrote: 84 points

    March 17, 2014 - I never like this wine as much as others. This one had good spice, cinnamon nose and fairly rich palate, but I find the overtones of old vegetables on nose and palate that overwhelms the strong points.

  • John McCabe wrote: 92 points

    March 6, 2014 - Rich and complex. Pretty spicy but plenty of other things going on. Has a beautiful sweetness to it.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    The Rhone Rangers of California, Issue #2, 1/11/2009 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Zaca Mesa
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Ynez Valley
  • UPC Code 089940120214

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 207 (22%)
  • Consumed 720 (78%)

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