Zaca Mesa Winery Santa Yvez Valley Syrah 2012, California

My Rating 82 Points.   

Price $20.
Dark ruby in color with a purplish-red rim.

Fruity on the nose with blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, licorice, vanilla, medicine, oak, eucalyptus, spices peppercorn and herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Tart on the palate with cherries, red currants, leather, earth, raspberries, wood, light vanilla, sage, animal notes, spices, sweet herbs, peppercorn and graphite.

Medium finish with soft tannins, raspberries and bitter herbs.

A Drinkable Syrah from California. Simple with lots of spicy notes. Not very special, with a bitter aftertaste. Still unbalanced and needs a few years in the bottle to mature.

Grapes were hand harvested, and fermented with some Viognier grapes. Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

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