2007 Melville Syrah Estate Verna's
Syrah - 750ML

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Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, August 2009
Deep core with a medium dark ruby rim. Notes of leather chocolate and strawberry arise from the glass followed by some red fruits (cherry specifically) and a hint of underbrush. On the palate this wine shows tobacco... Deep core with a medium dark ruby rim. Notes of leather chocolate and strawberry arise from the glass followed by some red fruits (cherry specifically) and a hint of underbrush. On the palate this wine shows tobacco Rainer Cherry and exotic spices. Long peppery finish with well integrated tannins and framed with a touch of wood.
JJB 90
John Perry - JJ Buckley, January 2009
Dark purple core with lighter purple rim. Spicy aromas of blueberry blackberry raspberry and white pepper are accented by subtle floral notes. Velvety smooth and lush with rich and juicy dark fruit flavors that pick up a... Dark purple core with lighter purple rim. Spicy aromas of blueberry blackberry raspberry and white pepper are accented by subtle floral notes. Velvety smooth and lush with rich and juicy dark fruit flavors that pick up a bit of spice on the back end. Overall very well balanced with smooth sweet tannins and touch of earth rounding out the lengthy finish.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Barbara
Sub-appellation Santa Rita Hills
Vintage 2007

Winery

Melville

In 1996, founder Ron Melville's desire to grow cold-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah brought him to the Sta. Rita Hills where he established his winery, situated amongst the beautiful rolling hills where the grapes are grown exclusively in their three estate vineyards.

Melville currently has 120 acres under vine. The soil is mostly Lompoc dune sand, interspersed with clay loam and shallow hard pans of Monterey shale. The estate currently has 16 clones of Pinot Noir, 9 clones of Syrah, and 6 clones of Chardonnay - all on a variety of low-vigor rootstocks. All blocks are fermented in small lots and isolated through their entire period of elevage, which provides Melville’s team with an ongoing exhibition of how they can fine tune vineyard practices in order to achieve the most unmanipulated and site-specific wines possible.

Melville “grows their flavors,” using no new oak and adding only yeast.