Red

2012 Melville Syrah Estate

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
Drink between 2015 - 2021 (Edit)
CT91.2 44 reviews
2012
2012
2012
Label borrowed from 2013
2013
Label borrowed from 2013
2013
Label borrowed from 2014
2014
Label borrowed from 2015
2015
Label borrowed from 2016
2016
Label borrowed from 2003
2003
Label borrowed from 2002
2002
Label borrowed from 2002
2002
Label borrowed from 2001
2001
1 of 12

Community Tasting Notes 35

  • Anonymous Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 10, 2019 - This is a solid syrah that will not disappoint. Paired with a slow cooked braised lamb shank. So good......

  • 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.

1 - 5 of 35 More notes

Pro Reviews 2

Add a Pro Review

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews. Learn more.

Manage Subscriptions

Vinous

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

    (Melville Syrah Estate Sta. Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • 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 260 (44%)
  • Consumed 326 (55%)

Food Pairing

No food pairings available.

Who Likes This Wine

93% Like It  14 votes

More About This Wine

Articles

Add Articles

Report a Problem

Close
© 2003-19 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close