Zaca is a small cutting edge producer of Rhone varietals in California and one of the first wineries in Santa Barbara since Prohibition. The first vineyard was planted in 1973.
The Z Cuvee is a Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Cinsault blend (45,30,16,9%) aged 13 months in 100% French oak (20% new) with a case production of 2,900.
Medium red color, muted aroma and tight fruit flavors. Seemed out of balance due to high acidity. Might fare better with food. I had tasted this wine prior to buying a case and had enjoyed it, but today the wine did not please me. If it improves over the next hour I will comment.