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in pursuit of the juiciest wine: day eighty-two (Zaca Mesa Syrah 2007)

Zaca Mesa Syrah 2007This will be a quick tasting of Zaca Mesa Syrah 2007.

This is one of the few if not the only under-$20 bottle wine at Mahan’s that I have yet to try.

I don’t know anything about the Zaca Mesa Syrah 2007 other than what I found on their website when looking for an image of the bottle.

The webpage for this Syrah is here: http://www.zacamesa.com/our_wines/Syrah. I only skimmed, so who knows what they say. They also have a Zaca Mesa Syrah 2007 tasting notes.

But who cares?! All that matters is what I say [finger pointing to the sky].

It’s big and dark with a light ruby meniscus. It looks like a Syrah.

The nose has some dark chocolate and dark berries, like black berries.

After another sniff, I find some herbs in there, too. (By the way, herbs starts with an h, so pronounce it that way.)

The body is simple and somewhat big, but not Syrah big. I pick up some juicy fruits and berries just before the finish. I think also find some vanilla. You know what? I also pick up prosciutto, or some type of spicy meat. That’s actually dominating the nose.

This is probably why it finishes with a hint of pepper. There’s also a pleasurable tartness on the finish.

I like this wine. It’s simple on the surface, but it gets more interesting the more I taste it and think about it. Still, it’s mellow and at ease. It’s a happy wine, and it will be even happier after it gets over its shyness. Right now it’s teasing me. “Oooo baby. Look at me. Here’s a little taste of me. If you wait a while, I’ll show you a good time.” Well, that made it sound like a hooker or a sexy crack dealer, which it definitely isn’t. But still it’s a tease.

Tyrone Biggums

Dave Chappelle as Tyrone Biggums

(Much sexier than that.)

Each sip gets better. It’s a fun combination of juicy berries and a thin, spicy meat. Yum. Let’s say 90 points.//


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