Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Zaca Mesa 2006 Viognier

i would like to apologize for the lack of posts lately. the baldwinegeek has been traveling a bit lately and i have not been very good bout writing. i have however tried some nice wines and will be a bit more diligent in getting things on-line for you to read and taste and hopefully give me feedback. the most recent white i tasted was from a vineyard i have blogged on before…zaca mesa, which is in santa barbara california and they are known for their wonderful red blends. i tried this white while in new york with the comely brunette. the nose was peaches and a nice floral note of white flowers. very fruit forward aroma. i was planning white fish for dinner and hoped this would work with it. the palate was a drier viognier than i expected, which was a pleasant surprise. the flavors were green apple, some melon, and a nice mineral finish. very crisp, very food friendly with the fish. very soft mouth feel based on the wine spending just a little time in french oak after the initial stainless aging. priced at about $18, a worthy white. and their 08 scored a 90 in wine enthusiast!

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