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2009 Melville Syrah Estate Verna's
- Central Coast
- Santa Barbara County
Community Tasting Notes 34
Ravi Kalaga Likes this wine: (88 points)
March 27, 2017 - Still decent with a 7+yr age. Big red fruit but lacks the punch that Syrah normally delivers. Still a good representation of what SB Syrah can do in the hands of a good producer.
jfkwines wrote: (89 points)
January 27, 2017 - Drank over two nights. Opened up and stayed fresh for night two. Not as fruit laden as previous bottles. Going down hill? Still has a youthful feel with little to no tannins
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.
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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)
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The Rhone Report
By Jeb Dunnuck
California in the spotlight!, Issue #6, 11/30/2010 (link) 91 points
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- 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 283 (61%)
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