2012 Melville Syrah Estate


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
Drink between 2015 - 2021 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 34

  • Minnesota wrote: 92 points

    May 26, 2019 - Lovely, very pleasant surprise as did not expect much.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • SLOFred Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 20, 2018 - Really nice Syrah from Ste Rita Hills. SRH is interesting as it produces some of the Central Coasts best PN and Rhone's. This wine can go down in the books as a wine for a tasting class to demonstrate what "tar" is like in a wine/syrah. It is really upfront. If you like tar in Syrah (which I do), this is fabulous wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • wino from way back Likes this wine:

    November 21, 2017 - One of the best cheap syrah. Wish we had bought more for every day wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • MattB72 wrote: 89 points

    October 8, 2017 - My last score in 2015”6 was 93, but the last 2 bottles here in 2017 were much less interesting. Seems to be fading. Drink up.

  • Rollerball wrote: 91 points

    December 9, 2016 - Smells sweaty with smoked sage and so much dark fruits. A moody wine, complex and dark as cumulonimbus. Fleshy soft and round but not without support. As if an exercise ball or one of those inflated ball chairs were instead made of something foresty, cushy, and soft. Not my style but you can't deny its beauty. Room to improve.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Barbara: The Thrill of Discovery (Jul 2014) (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/9/2013 (link) 92 points

    (Melville Syrah Estate) Very dark ruby color; roasted black fruit, toast, charcoal nose; rich, tight, tart black fruit, black cherry, charcoal palate with near medium acidity; needs 4-plus years; medium-plus finish (25 to 30% whole cluster; all neutral oak) 92+

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Melville
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Estate
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
  • UPC Code 705105170275

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 265 (45%)
  • Consumed 321 (54%)

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