Melville Verna's Estate Syrah 2013 750ml
SKU: 13MELVILLES

Melville Verna's Estate Syrah 2013

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750ml
$50.00
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$39.95

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills
Brand Melville
Alcohol/vol 14%
Dark mulberry in color, savory nuances of ham hock, saddle leather, venison jerky and mortadella spring from the glass. In the background, dense and dark fruit notes of blackberry preserves, plum skin and mincemeat intermingle with impressions of orange zest, nutmeg, black tea and menthol. The mouthfeel is creamy and polished with fine tannins that coat the mouth through the wines' plush and lengthy finish.
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Another blockbuster is the 2013 Syrah Verna's, which comes from a vineyard located north of the Sta. Rita Hills, near Los Alamos. It was 70% destemmed and aged 10 months in neutral oak. It reveals terrific notes of cassis, peppered meats, blackberries, licorice and wood smoke to go with a full-bodied, ripe, yet beautifully balanced and layered feel on the palate. Given all the Syrahs and Pinot Noirs from Santa Barbara going for three times the price, the quality here is remarkable. In short, it's a no-brainer that will drink nicely for at least another 4-6 years. Unfortunately, this will be the last vintage from this vineyard for Melville.

August 2015