Melville

Syrah

2019
Santa Rita Hills
Central Coast
California
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MEL-vil - Eh-STAYT SEE-rah
Varietal
Syrah
$45
Flavors & Qualities
Blackberry Blackberry
Spice Box Spice Box
Tobacco Tobacco
Linked Character
Organic Organic
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Palate Character

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COLOR
Medium Red/Ruby
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13.8%
GRAPE(S)
Syrah
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Why this wine made the cut…
Lush with the right amount of structure to balance.
Santa Rita Hills, California
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Syrah
100% See-RA
Syrah is widely planted throughout the world, but that was not so until the late twentieth century when Syrah was principally grown in the Rhone Valley and, as Shiraz, in Australia. Stylistically, the Palate Character of Syrah can vary depending on ripeness from a rich Round & Fleshy, Tone & Backbone, to a Powerful & Extracted. The flavors and aromas can also vary with a dark, sometimes sweet, fruit character, varying amount of spice, floral, and earth, and smoke, and meaty aromas and flavors.
Country / State
California
Region
Central Coast
Sub Region
Santa Rita Hills
Producer
Melville
Winemaker(s)
Chad Melville
Vintage
2019
Melville's VineyardsMelville's Vineyards

Melville Estate

Santa Rita Hills, California

Melville is a family-run winery that moved from Sonoma to the Santa Ynez valley in 1996 with the goal of making cool-climate pinot noir, chardonnay, and syrah. They were an early believer in the area’s promise, seeing the opportunity in this special terroir. 

Chad Melville in the VineyardChad Melville in the Vineyard
Melville VineyardsMelville Vineyards

The estate consists of 120 acres of vineyards in the western Santa Rita Hills, ten miles from the ocean. The vineyards benefit from morning and afternoon fog, afternoon breezes, and cool evenings that prolong the growing season and intensity of flavor in the grapes. 

The low-yielding and high-density vines are vinified in small lots to retain their site-specific character before blending. The wines display great fruit intensity and structure, achieving balance with wonderful energy and persistence.