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2009 Melville Syrah Estate Verna's
- Central Coast
- Santa Barbara County
Community Tasting Notes 31
tfharris wrote: (91 points)
February 17, 2016 - Outstanding cherry Syrah bomb.
Doblk wrote: (89 points)
January 17, 2016 - Still big and fruit dominant with some mocha and aromatic herbs. A couple of years since last bottle and this is drinking well. It has a lingering back of the tongue bitterness in the finishing acidity that puts me off, but not bad.
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.
Sniffy-Sniff Likes this wine:
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
Pro Reviews 3
By Josh Raynolds
November/December 2011, IWC 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 6 (1%)
- In Cellars 204 (44%)
- Consumed 250 (54%)