Melville

Estate Sta. Rita Hills Syrah

9.030 ratings
9.210 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

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
Neil Maiers

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

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

Aug 26th, 2017
Liz Vicharelli

After the kosta Browne pinot this syrah was a deeper delicious blend of blackberries. My favorite!

After the kosta Browne pinot this syrah was a deeper delicious blend of blackberries. My favorite!

Jan 31st, 2015
Darren Delmore

Blood, soy sauce, guava lift, raw beef, and pepper.

Blood, soy sauce, guava lift, raw beef, and pepper.

Sep 12th, 2014
Chris Krueger

Smoked meat

Smoked meat

Oct 29th, 2016
Jon Ruyle

So good. The nose is beautiful with herbs and dark fruit. Purple fruit on the palate, and a kind of sweetness that reminds one that this is Sta Rita Hills and not northern Rhone. Herby, mineraly finish.

So good. The nose is beautiful with herbs and dark fruit. Purple fruit on the palate, and a kind of sweetness that reminds one that this is Sta Rita Hills and not northern Rhone. Herby, mineraly finish.

May 4th, 2016
Mikhail Svirin

16,5/20

16,5/20

Mar 24th, 2016
Ben Del Vento

Amazingly smooth, light tannin yet great body. Subtle fruit reminiscent of a Pinot noir yet full body.

Amazingly smooth, light tannin yet great body. Subtle fruit reminiscent of a Pinot noir yet full body.

Jul 5th, 2015