Zaca Mesa Chardonnay 1998 Front Label
Zaca Mesa Chardonnay 1998 Front Label

Zaca Mesa Chardonnay 1998

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    The Rhone Twist to the 1998 blend is a two percent addition of Viognier for ripe apricot and floral nuances to the bouquet, which also lifts the bright tropical fruit up a notch. Due to cool weather, the grapes did not respire the usual amount of malic acid. Thirty five percent of the blend was allowed to finish malo-lactic fermentation bringing the acid level back into perfect balance.

    This crisp, layered wine shows forward papaya, mango, honey, lemon and cinnamon aromas. The mid-palate is round, showing green apple, pear, and mineral notes. The finish is lively and lengthy carrying the flavors through the mouth straight down the throat. It will be best matched with fresh shellfish, yellowtail or halibut, or a favorite lemon-chicken recipe. Drink this wine over the next 5-6 years.

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    Established in 1973, Zaca Mesa is a family owned and operated winery with a long-standing history in Santa Barbara County. As the first vineyard to plant Syrah in the area in 1978, Zaca Mesa has since helped pioneer the Santa Barbara Rhône movement through an unwavering dedication to Syrah. Combining traditional Old-World winemaking practices with innovative farming and vineyard techniques, Zaca Mesa continues its legacy as a producer of high quality California Rhône-style wines that are true reflections of the vineyard and appellation.

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    MSW4027_1998 Item# 15074

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