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2009 Melville Syrah Estate Verna's
- Central Coast
- Santa Barbara County
Community Tasting Notes 32
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.
srh Likes this wine:
November 29, 2015 - [Note: Never benefited from temp controlled storage]
N: Deep, rich, somewhat hard to ID: Certainly a dk fruit note (plums?), but also meaty (possibly leathery) aromas which are actually on top.
P: Med body, racy acidity with GREAT attack. Finish lingers, though faintly. Nice as this is now, IF we'd had more I'd drink up as I suspect it's on the decline.
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.
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 176 (38%)
- Consumed 280 (61%)
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