Zaca Mesa 2000 Zaca Vineyards Santa Barbara County Viognier ($15.99)
Clear gold, its aromas breathe honey and tropical fruit, figs and dates; a delicately floral and "woolly" whiff of acacia comes out with swirling in the glass. Intense white-fruit flavors are balanced with bracing acidity in an attention-getting wine that makes a problematical food match but an interesting aperitif. US Importer: (Nov 30, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: The wine's intense tropical-fruit flavors almost overwhelm a simple dish of leftover Thanksgiving turkey, but as noted, it's fine for sipping alone.



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