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Zaca Mesa - Mourvedre
Mourvèdre is a significant portion of the fine blends found in the southern portion of the Rhône Valley in France. While traditionally a blending grape, we have found that in special years it can produce single varietal wines with great complexity and intrigue. We have been farming Mourvèdre here on our property since 1991, and currently have 16 acres planted.
Zaca Mesa - Syrah Chapel G Syrah
The Chapel G block was planted in 2008, comprising 14.3 acres of high-density Syrah. With its tight spacing and new clonal material our winemaking team decided to capture the pure qualities of this block and bottle it alone. Our 2011 Chapel G Syrah displays a mixture of red and black fruits, meat, graphite and mineral tones. It has a bold presence on the palate, yet retains a delicate feminine characteristic.
Zaca Mesa - Viognier
Viognier is a white grape variety indigenous to the Rhône Valley of France. We are so taken with this beautifully aromatic varietal that we have dedicated 20 acres of our estate vineyard to Viognier. Our Viognier has aromas of honeysuckle and white peach. The palate has notes of ripe apricot, lemon-lime, melon, lychee and a lingering touch of minerality, a signature characteristic of our vineyard. "Crisp and refreshing, this offers a mix of lemon, grapefruit and apple flavors, with floral and mineral accents on the finish. Drink now." -M.W. 88 Points, Wine Spectator Magazine, March 2014.
Zaca Mesa - Roussanne Estate
Roussanne is a richly complex white grape variety indigenous to the Rhône Valley of France. It is a very difficult grape to grow and a challenge to vinify. It is so difficult that there is less than 300 acres planted in all of California. We are so taken with the grape that we planted eight acres in our vineyard with the Tablas clone in 1999 and continued to plant an additional 2 acres in 2006. The 2009 Roussanne has haunting aromas of apricot, fig, honey and spice fill the glass. The long finish has a touch of minerality, a signature characteristic of our vineyard. Serve slightly cool (55º-60 º F).