2009 Melville Syrah Estate Verna's


  • USA
  • > California
  • > Central Coast
  • > Santa Barbara County
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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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2011, Issue #159 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring California's Central Coast (Aug 2011) (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    California in the spotlight!, Issue #6, 11/30/2010 (link) 91 points

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Melville
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Estate
  • Vineyard Verna's
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Barbara County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 14 (3%)
  • In Cellars 222 (49%)
  • Consumed 218 (48%)

Food Pairing

Burgers, chile, lamb

Who Likes This Wine

89% Like It  9 votes