Melville

Estate Sta. Rita Hills Syrah

9.0123 ratings
9.128 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Jay Eagan

Still drinking great - if you could make jam from smoked brisket and dark plum - you got it!

Still drinking great - if you could make jam from smoked brisket and dark plum - you got it!

Jul 8th, 2020
Jay Eagan

My guess is they have stem inclusion because there a little vegetal hint with a little plum with a smoky finish. Really enjoyable with prime rib dip sandwiches!!!

My guess is they have stem inclusion because there a little vegetal hint with a little plum with a smoky finish. Really enjoyable with prime rib dip sandwiches!!!

Jun 16th, 2020
Jay Eagan

The depth of the flavor profile is smoked meats. I progresses to dark plum. Old worldish!

The depth of the flavor profile is smoked meats. I progresses to dark plum. Old worldish!

Apr 28th, 2020
Jay Eagan

Melville always over delivers at their price point! This is a delicious blend of dark fruit and smoked meat. At 8 years old it’s showing unbelievably well. And yes we’re pulling corks a little earlier! Stay well - we need every cork dork to support the wine industry (buy a box of your favorite). See if you can do take/delivery from a great restaurant or a club.

Melville always over delivers at their price point! This is a delicious blend of dark fruit and smoked meat. At 8 years old it’s showing unbelievably well. And yes we’re pulling corks a little earlier! Stay well - we need every cork dork to support the wine industry (buy a box of your favorite). See if you can do take/delivery from a great restaurant or a club.

Mar 23rd, 2020
George Chen

My go to swill :)

My go to swill :)

Mar 17th, 2019
Al Shikoh

Medium ruby violet color. Quite aromatic and complex on the nose offering blueberry, lavender, licorice, black olive, black pepper, smoke, and vanilla bean. Medium body despite the 15% alcohol, it offers some nice dark fruit notes before black olive on the finish. Made with 40% whole clusters.

Medium ruby violet color. Quite aromatic and complex on the nose offering blueberry, lavender, licorice, black olive, black pepper, smoke, and vanilla bean. Medium body despite the 15% alcohol, it offers some nice dark fruit notes before black olive on the finish. Made with 40% whole clusters.

Nov 11th, 2018
Neil Maiers

Substantial, some meat, some bite- herbal and stemmy.

Substantial, some meat, some bite- herbal and stemmy.

Aug 26th, 2017
Nicholas Livingston

Fragrant and flavorsome this is a Syrah of thick skinned berries, savor, density and yet lift combined by stature and grace.

Fragrant and flavorsome this is a Syrah of thick skinned berries, savor, density and yet lift combined by stature and grace.

Feb 8th, 2017
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.0

Aggressive, unapologetic syrah. Spicy gamey forest floor. A beautifully unusual wine for California. Bravo folks! Terroir can be acknowledged after all.

Aggressive, unapologetic syrah. Spicy gamey forest floor. A beautifully unusual wine for California. Bravo folks! Terroir can be acknowledged after all.

Aug 13th, 2016
Boris Mathiszik

Good not great.

Good not great.

Aug 6th, 2016