Zaca Mesa Mesa Reserve Syrah 2012 - Vine Republic
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Zaca Mesa Mesa Reserve Syrah 2012
SKU: 089940133443

Zaca Mesa Mesa Reserve Syrah 2012

  • we91
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Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley
Brand Zaca Mesa
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
The Mesa Reserve Syrah represents the best of our mesa top vineyard, focusing on younger blocks, which offer a great contrast to the older Syrah vines on the property. Our use of high-density vine spacing and new clonal material in these blocks gives the wine a brightness of fruit and richness that is unique to the Mesa Reserve. Our 2012 Mesa Reserve Syrah shows off a classic Syrah structure with bold tannins and bright acidity. The fruit is dark with blackberry and cassis layered with savory herbs, dark chocolate and violets. Food Pairing: Lamb kabobs, med-rare ribeye steak.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we91

Not as deeply purple as other Syrahs, this bottling shows more broad red-fruit aromas of caramelized cherry along with lilacs, violets, crushed black rocks and vanilla cola. Mulberry, dark strawberry and plum elements bring intrigue to the palate, which also offers savory black sesame and hoisin notes.

Matt Kettmann, October 1, 2016
Wine Advocate
  • wa87

Less successful than past vintages, the 2012 Syrah Mesa Reserve offers lots of chocolate, mulled dark fruits and vanilla in a medium to full-bodied, slightly rustic, chewy, yet still enjoyable style. Drink it over the coming 3-4 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 30, 2016
Wine Spectator
  • ws86

Appealing, if a bit routine, with cedar, raspberry and dried herb accents. Drink now through 2021. 1,023 cases made.

Tim Fish, 2017