2009 Melville Syrah Estate Verna's


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Barbara County
Drink between 2012 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 34

  • wineopsguy 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)

    (Melville Syrah Verna's Santa Barbara County) Subscribe to see review text.

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

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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 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 172 (37%)
  • Consumed 288 (62%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Burgers, chile, lamb

Who Likes This Wine

91% Like It  11 votes

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