2010 Zaca Mesa Santa Ynez Valley Viognier
*Editors' Choice* This is Zaca Mesa’s best Viognier in at least 10 years. Dry and crisp in zesty acidity, with a firm minerality, it avoids the variety’s exotic side, offering streamlined, complex flavors of citrus fruit, Asian pear, peach and white pepper.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright yellow-gold. Ripe pear and peach aromas are enlivened by lemon pith and jasmine. Fleshy, broad and a touch warm, offering plush pit fruit and honey flavors and a hint of bitter lemon. Closes smooth and long, with lingering peach pit and honey nuances.
A smooth and elegant white, offering lemon, grapefruit and green apple flavors that show details of apple blossom and celery leaf. The lush body is accented by bracing acidity and a clean finish. Drink now. 6,182 cases made.