92pointsZaca Mesa 2013 Black Bear Block Syrah (Santa Ynez Valley)

Cellar Selection

Beautiful black-cherry fruit meets with touches of caramel and liquefied violet on the well-integrated nose of this bottling from the oldest Syrah planting in Santa Barbara County. The flavors are still a bit wound up, even four years on, but the black-currant, lavender, rosemary and charred-beef elements should rise above the wine's firm sticky tannins soon. Drink 2018–2023. Matt Kettmann

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  • Alcohol
    14.5%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Date Published
    10/1/2017
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