Press Release (ePRNews.com) - LOS OLIVOS, CA - Sep 02, 2016 - Zaca Mesa Winery was founded in 1972, its first estate grapes planted in 1973, making Zaca Mesa the third winery in Santa Barbara County. In 1978, Zaca Mesa became the first in the county to plant Syrah, which is today the oldest Syrah block on the Central Coast.
Since then, Zaca Mesa has grown to be one of the most revered wineries for Rhône varietals in the U.S. as well as a training ground for several esteemed Santa Barbara winemakers. A pioneer of the Syrah grape, Zaca Mesa made their inaugural vintage of those legendary vines in 1983. And since 1997 – after much experimentation with this Rhône grape and the winery’s unique terroir – the vineyard and winemaking practices have focused solely on growing the best Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Grenache Blanc, Viognier and other Rhône varieties.
“We have a magical combination of heat from the north and cool air from the south, amazing old vines, and great dirt. It’s similar to that of France’s Northern Rhône, where the wines are just beautiful.”
Now, Zaca Mesa celebrates its 30th Syrah vintage! To stay true to the original 1983 Syrah bottling, this 2013 Syrah blend has 15% Cabernet Sauvignon included. This commemorative release captures the intensity and richness of both the Syrah and Cabernet grapes together: ripe blackberry, red current, and black olive combined with scorched earth to create a unique array of aromas, flavors and textures.
Director of Vineyard & Winery Operations Eric Mohseni believes this spot in the Santa Ynez Valley has the ideal climate for Rhône grapes. Mohseni says, “We have a magical combination of heat from the north and cool air from the south, amazing old vines, and great dirt. It’s similar to that of France’s Northern Rhône, where the wines are just beautiful.”
Here in California’s Rhône Zone, Zaca Mesa’s collector wines have opulence, elegance and refinement with balance and structure. Eric says, “There’s so much going on in our wines: dried herbs, pomegranate, blueberry and black pepper. It’s a very different experience than other mainstream varietals. Our blended wines deliver layers of taste and personality.”
The 2013 30th Anniversary Syrah is a very limited, one-time production with less than 500 magnums and is now available to purchase via wine club from the winery. Each bottle comes in an elegant gift box.
From the first 1983 bottling of Syrah, Zaca Mesa continues to produce distinctive Syrahs that consistently receive high scores and praise industry wide. Still family-owned and deeply rooted in Central Coast winemaking tradition, Zaca Mesa brings old-world Syrah heritage to the Santa Ynez Valley.
About Zaca Mesa
Zaca Mesa Winery, located in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, California, is dedicated to estate grown and bottled Rhône varietal wines. They craft wines with integrity using traditional methods from grapes sustainably grown in their Santa Barbara County vineyard. Since 1973, they have farmed and nurtured their vineyard to produce wines that are true to the unique spirit of their land. For more information about Zaca Mesa Winery call (805) 688-9339, or visit online.
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