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2003 Zaca Mesa Z Cuvee, Santa Ynez Valley, USA

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Wine Notes

Indicative blend: Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and Cinsault. This producer also make a white and rose version of this wine. Ensure your merchant has the color you are looking for.

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $20

Search Rank 9156 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 9156th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 10352nd

Score: 86. When to drink: 2006 to 2009
The Wine-Searcher score of 86/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
89/100 (10 notes from 10 users )    
86/100    
83/100    
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Decanter World Wine Awards 2006 Commended
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Price History for 2003 Zaca Mesa Z Cuvee, Santa Ynez Valley, USA
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Grape Variety: Southern Rhone Blend Red

A Red Southern Rhone Blend generally consists of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, in varying proportions, although typically Grenache and Syrah are the dominant partners.

There are also a number of other grape varieties which might be used in the Southern Rhone Blend, as southern France's vineyards are filled with obscure local varieties which have not made their way in the world as well as the three aforementioned. Among these less common varieties are what are often referred to as the 'four Cs'; Carignan, Cinsaut, ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Santa Ynez Valley wine region

    The Santa Ynez Valley AVA is the largest wine sub-region of Santa Barbara County and has the highest concentration of vineyards. The diverse climate of the area means that a wide range of wines are produced here, most notably from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah.

    The AVA fills a wide, east-west-oriented valley along the course of the Santa Ynez River in Santa Barbara County, stretching from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA and the Purisima Hills in the west to Lake Cachuma in the east. The area is bordered in the north by the San Rafael mountains, and the Santa Ynez mountains make up the southern part of the A ... more

  • Central Coast wine region

    The Central Coast AVA in California covers the long stretch of coastline from San Francisco Bay south to Santa Barbara, and reaches inland from the Pacific Ocean to the borders of the Central Valley. The climate and topography vary enormously across this immense region, making it impossible to general ... more

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