Zaca Mesa

Santa Ynez Valley Viognier

8.792 ratings
8.710 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Viognier
Turkey, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Pork, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Quinoa, Mushrooms, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Meg Herring

Waxy, fruity, floral, buttery. Nice afternoon wine on this super hot day.

Waxy, fruity, floral, buttery. Nice afternoon wine on this super hot day.

Jun 16th, 2018
Ed Matthews

I'm not a fan of Viognier and especially of California VIognier, but this is one of the best that I have ever tasted. The nose was almost nonexistent and the fruit is restrained peaches complemented by excellent acidity.

I'm not a fan of Viognier and especially of California VIognier, but this is one of the best that I have ever tasted. The nose was almost nonexistent and the fruit is restrained peaches complemented by excellent acidity.

2 people found it helpfulApr 16th, 2014
Cory Fierro

Lanolin and wool on the nose with bruised lemon notes, which carries over into the palate as well. The finish lasts for awhile but the acidity is a touch too high.

Lanolin and wool on the nose with bruised lemon notes, which carries over into the palate as well. The finish lasts for awhile but the acidity is a touch too high.

Jan 18th, 2017
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

8.9

A slutty little flower with full, round hips; cling peaches & apricots on the nose and palate; and a racy acidity that paired well with a spicy tuna crudo.

A slutty little flower with full, round hips; cling peaches & apricots on the nose and palate; and a racy acidity that paired well with a spicy tuna crudo.

Nov 30th, 2015
Blake Conklin

Cellar Hand Relic Winery

9.0

Tasty

Tasty

Mar 29th, 2015
Lawrence Asrikin

Soft and elegant on the nose, big on the palate. Notes of shiso leaf, peach, beeswax, apricot. Dry, full bodied with good amount of acidity and minerals on the palate.

Soft and elegant on the nose, big on the palate. Notes of shiso leaf, peach, beeswax, apricot. Dry, full bodied with good amount of acidity and minerals on the palate.

Jul 14th, 2018
Niall O'Donnell

Delish. Crisp nose. Buttery body. Dry finish. Would be great as an aperitif or with rich poultry dishes or antipasto.

Delish. Crisp nose. Buttery body. Dry finish. Would be great as an aperitif or with rich poultry dishes or antipasto.

Aug 6th, 2017
Siouxzen Kang

Grassy. Sweet for the summer.

Grassy. Sweet for the summer.

Jul 23rd, 2017
JJ Lumia

Peach and apricot mixed with a lot of mineral and lemon peel. There's a hint of pepper in the background. The lemon peel lingers for a good couple of minutes, leaving a sour note behind. This offsets some of the crispness, compromising an otherwise worthy effort.

Peach and apricot mixed with a lot of mineral and lemon peel. There's a hint of pepper in the background. The lemon peel lingers for a good couple of minutes, leaving a sour note behind. This offsets some of the crispness, compromising an otherwise worthy effort.

Sep 29th, 2016
Joshua Levish

Good wine, new to viognier but I like it, medium to full body, slightly grassy with a nice crisp finish

Good wine, new to viognier but I like it, medium to full body, slightly grassy with a nice crisp finish

Jul 19th, 2016