Melville

Estate Sta. Rita Hills Syrah

9.131 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Garrick Mallery

Dried red fruit, violettes, and cocoa powder on the nose. On the palate, tons of spice and white pepper, cocoa powder, Cola, and it finishes with a blueberry and menthol character. All around great wine

Dried red fruit, violettes, and cocoa powder on the nose. On the palate, tons of spice and white pepper, cocoa powder, Cola, and it finishes with a blueberry and menthol character. All around great wine

Mar 5th, 2017
Ron R
8.8

I could have sworn that based on its appearance, that this was a pinot - not a good sign...
Nutmeg, barrel toast, cinnamon and cloves on the nose. Palette is consistent and lithe. Medium tannins and good acidity. Comes across as "hot" on the palette. It's nice, but somewhat simple. I would not have tagged this as a syrah. Maybe I have been recently spoiled, but this is nowhere close to the WA 95 pt rating.

I could have sworn that based on its appearance, that this was a pinot - not a good sign...
Nutmeg, barrel toast, cinnamon and cloves on the nose. Palette is consistent and lithe. Medium tannins and good acidity. Comes across as "hot" on the palette. It's nice, but somewhat simple. I would not have tagged this as a syrah. Maybe I have been recently spoiled, but this is nowhere close to the WA 95 pt rating.

Oct 20th, 2016
Andy Mc Nees

Good juice. Layered. Bone dry. Zero oak. Saint Joseph ringer. Earth. Again zero fruit. Awesome Rhone to the bone

Good juice. Layered. Bone dry. Zero oak. Saint Joseph ringer. Earth. Again zero fruit. Awesome Rhone to the bone

Oct 29th, 2016
Colin Yates

Wine Buyer Macadoodles Fine Wine & Spirits

9.1

Colin had this 6 years ago

Colin had this 6 years ago

Mar 7th, 2017
Drew Dodson

Drew had this 6 years ago

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Sep 17th, 2016