Donna's Sta. Rita Hills Syrah 2004

20 year old Syrah. Love it. Cocoa, plums, black pepper, jam, a bit a flowers. There’s a freshness to this wine that is amazing. So impressive. Very different from the 2021 Donna’s Syrah. — 2 days ago

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Sandy's Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2019

Lovely color, great with ThingsTaken meal. Granted I started the morning with some coffee in my eggnog so idfk — 6 months ago


Clone 459 Estate Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2006

This was part of a series that Greg Brewer bottled at Melville back in the early 2000s. At that time Melville had 14 different clones under vine, I believe. The Estate was a variable blend of some fraction of these, but being a student of pinot Greg thought it would be cool to bottle a bunch of the clones as single-clone offering to people who might geek out about trying to identify different clonal components in the various main offerings, trying some blending at home, etc. (basically, me as the target audience). I was stunned at how well this wine is still drinking after 14+ years. Beautiful, deep ruby-red color, the wine still had an impressive amount of fruit, great balance, and that tell-tale spiciness that is characteristic of wines from their Santa Rita Hills vineyards. Really terrific! — 3 years ago

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The Ojai Vineyard

Melville Vineyards Syrah 2002

Impressive! — 2 months ago

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Estate Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2021

Ruby red color with aromas of dark berry fruits, cedar and spicy forest floor notes. On the palate flavors of raspberry, blackberry, and crushed red cherries with notes of cedar and baking spice, lively acidity, fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit and earthy notes. Drinking well! Pair this with a pork roast or Salmon with a balsamic glaze. — 8 months ago

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Samsara Wine Co.

Melville Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Very tasty, fruit a little simple but the whole cluster flavors keep it all flowing. — 2 years ago

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Estate Sta. Rita Hills Syrah 2018

A personal favorite. Enthralling aromatics. Bright and zesty. Olives galore. 13.9% abv.
Happy to have several more bottles. No rush.
— 3 months ago

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Indigène Syrah 2020

John Howard

Really acidic and good. Maybe a bit too tight currently? — 5 months ago

Scott@Mister, Martin and 13 others liked this
Douglas Braun

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Agreed like there Syrah
John Howard

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@Douglas Braun used to like it more. My palate might be changing a bit.


Estate Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2018

What a pleasant Santa Barbara surprise. Bright raspberry and cherry saver color, quite full and pronounced on mid palate. Reminds me a tad of German Pinot-that wonderful, unfruity/creosote thing in the background. Stems and whole clusters seem to be included, in its favor. On sale locally for about 24$ — 3 years ago

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