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2009 Melville Syrah Estate Verna's
- > California
- > Central Coast
- > Santa Barbara County
Community Tasting Notes 29
socalwinenerd Does not like this wine: (84 points)
December 12, 2014 - Purple. Plum and strawberry nose. Dark fruit palate. Low acidity. Short finish. Some heat. Lacking structure.
June 29, 2014 - This was pretty tight and didn't start getting interesting until the last glass. Give this at least 90 minutes of air. Very promising...Glad I have one more.
Doblk Likes this wine: (88 points)
January 29, 2014 - Very CA style. Nice dark crimson color. Berry nose. Palate all about the fruit. A bit simple but good.1 person found this helpful Comment
NTR wrote: (87 points)
January 10, 2014 - Light cherry nose..almost like a Pinot. Bit of a candied flavor. Not much depth at all. Tasty but perhaps not for a wine person. Medium to light bodied. Sweet. Not my style but some will love it.
EhrlichDY wrote: (83 points)
December 2, 2013 - Dark fruit on the nose and palate - blackberry, plum, black cherry. Notable California fruit purity. The alcohol showed through too much for me on this. This is a wine for drinking after the meal on its own rather than with the meal. Drink now as I don't think this one is getting any better.
Pro Reviews 3
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Josh Raynolds
November/December 2011, Issue #159 (link)
(Melville Vineyards and Winery Syrah Estate Verna's Sta. Rita Hills) Subscribe to see review text.
By Antonio Galloni
Exploring California's Central Coast (Aug 2011) (link)
(Melville Syrah Verna's Santa Barbara County) Subscribe to see review text.
The Rhone Report
By Jeb Dunnuck
California in the spotlight!, Issue #6, 11/30/2010 (link) 91 points
(Melville Syrah Estate Verna's) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2009
- Type Red
- Producer Melville
- Varietal Syrah
- Designation Estate
- Vineyard Verna's
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Central Coast
- Appellation Santa Barbara County
- Pending Delivery 14 (3%)
- In Cellars 222 (49%)
- Consumed 218 (48%)