Mesa is a Santa Ynez Valley estate winery dedicated
to Rhone varieties.
Mesa was the first winery to plant Syrah in
Santa Barbara County in 1978. With
over 25 years experience, their estate vineyard
yields intensely flavored grapes
used to make elegant wines. Today, they farm 90
acres of Syrah on their estate vineyard.
2003 vintage is 98% Syrah and 2% Viognier. It displays
rich blackberry, cassis and signature sage spice
flavors. The finish lingers from the ripe tannins
and smoky oak. This full-bodied
wine should be enjoyed over the next 10 years.
traditional pairing for this wine
is a leg of lamb marinated in rosemary and garlic.
However, a peppercorn steak or
mushroom risotto would work incredibly well.