2019 Melville Estate Sta. Rita Hills Syrah [W&S95][V94][WA93][JD92][JS92]

Syrah
2019 Melville Estate Sta. Rita Hills Syrah

2019 Melville Estate Sta. Rita Hills Syrah [W&S95][V94][WA93][JD92][JS92]

Syrah
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Producer: Melville Winery  
Region: Sta. Rita HillsSanta BarbaraCentral CoastCalifornia 
Varietal: Syrah  
Year: 2019  

Wine & Spirits, 95 Points 

"Chad Melville’s estate-grown syrah leans on the Estrella River clone, a selection that’s late to bloom and late to ripen—it is typically harvested in November, the whole clusters submitted to a cold soak, native fermentation, and aging in neutral barrels. It’s low-intervention winemaking with a stunning result: The wildly exotic aromatics bring lavender, violets, plum, smoked tea, olive and, above all, pepper—like walking under a pepper tree on a warm afternoon as the fruit nears peak ripeness. The flavors are exotic, lush and herbal at once, delivered with a creamy midpalate and fine leafy tannins, elegant and long. It’s drinking beautifully now and would be a wonder to follow as it ages.

Vinous, 94 Points 

"The 2019 Syrah (Sta. Rita Hills) is intensely bold and savory. Black pepper, leather, lavender, spice and juniper berry are laced into the huge bouquet. Powerful and driving, the 2019 is a cool-climate Syrah of impact and depth. In this tasting, it is positively stellar. A few years in bottle will only help." 

Wine Advocate, 93 Points 

"The 2019 Syrah Estate has a medium ruby-purple color and is bursting with blackberry jam and blueberry aromas with broody tones of cast iron, chargrill, aniseed and dried herbs. The palate is lovely, with a balance of bright berry accents of savory, earthy tones. It has an abundance of finely grained tannins, notable freshness and lift, and a long, herbal finish." 

Jeb Dunnuck, 92 Points 

"The 2019 Syrah Estate Sta. Rita Hills always seems to deliver. Revealing a ruby/plum color as well as peppery notes of red and black fruits, tapenade, and gamey meats, it's medium-bodied and has a supple, elegant texture, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish. It's already drinking nicely yet will keep for 4-6 years." 

James Suckling, 92 Points 

"Aromas and flavors of strawberries, together with cloves, black pepper and dried flowers. Yet, it’s transparent and crisp. Medium body with a pretty texture and a fruity finish." 

Alcohol: 13.8% 

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