2016 Melville Syrah Donna's
Syrah - 750ML
2016 Melville Syrah Donna's
  • JD 96
  • WE 95
  • VN 94
  • WS 93
  • WA 92

Reg: $54.94

$49.94

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Reg: $54.94

$49.94

This product is
out of stock

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JD 96
jebdunnuck.com, January 2018
The 2016 Syrah Donna's is a slightly toned-down version of this cuvée yet still offers fabulous notes of bacon fat, violets, beef blood, crushed pepper, and huge salty minerality, all of which is grounded by a terrific...   The 2016 Syrah Donna's is a slightly toned-down version of this cuvée yet still offers fabulous notes of bacon fat, violets, beef blood, crushed pepper, and huge salty minerality, all of which is grounded by a terrific core of dark fruit. Deep, medium to full-bodied, rounded, and sexy on the palate, it has a singular character as well as 10-15 years of prime drinking.  
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, January 2018
Extreme amounts of freshness arise on the nose of this radical cool-climate Syrah, from smashed plums and boysenberries to amazingly intense peppercorn, forest-floor, tobacco, pine-oil and asphalt aromas. Peppercorns...   Extreme amounts of freshness arise on the nose of this radical cool-climate Syrah, from smashed plums and boysenberries to amazingly intense peppercorn, forest-floor, tobacco, pine-oil and asphalt aromas. Peppercorns, tar, dark herbs and strong anise flavors show on the intriguing palate.  
VN 94
Vinous, January 2018
Melville's 2016 Syrah Estate Donna's is perfumed and savory, with the influence of the 100% whole clusters very much in the foreground, something that was much less the case when the wine was in barrel. Wild flowers...   Melville's 2016 Syrah Estate Donna's is perfumed and savory, with the influence of the 100% whole clusters very much in the foreground, something that was much less the case when the wine was in barrel. Wild flowers, sage, mint, thyme and a host of blue/purplish berry fruit meld together effortlessly. All the elements are simply in the right place. This is another gorgeous wine from Melville.- Antonio Galloni Sep. 2018  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, January 2018
Sleek and polished, with expressive blueberry, orange zest and smoky pepper flavors that build richness toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024. 584 cases made. –TF
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2018
The recently bottled 2016 Syrah Donna's grows in pure sand and was vinified with 100% whole bunches, wafting from the glass with a dramatic bouquet of blackberry, lilac, tea leaf and citrus rind. On the palate, the wine...   The recently bottled 2016 Syrah Donna's grows in pure sand and was vinified with 100% whole bunches, wafting from the glass with a dramatic bouquet of blackberry, lilac, tea leaf and citrus rind. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, expansive and open-knit, with fine-grained, saline stem tannins and a lingering finish. This needs some time to come together after bottling, but it's a promising Syrah from Melville.- WK  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML