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This Melville Syrah expresses what is so special about cool climate Syrahs. Although they are fruity, they go beyond simple fruitiness – there is another dimension of enticing aromatic spiciness. This Syrah has great density of flavor. It possesses earth and animal flavors, and has mouth-coating and delicious tannins.
94 points, Wine Enthusiast (March 2009): “Rich, decadently elegant...”
93 points, Wine Advocate, Robert M. Parker, Jr. (August 2010): “Classic blueberry and raspberry fruit…deep, full-bodied, rich personality.”
93 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (Nov./Dec. 2010): “…lush blackberry and mulberry flavors…Densely packed, chewy and sweet…”
91 points, Wine Spectator (August 2012): “A rich, sleek, pleasantly earthy style…Full-blown and intense, yet graceful…”
Enjoy it with a green pepper cream sauce and grilled steak, Camembert cheese or Spicy Mexican Al Pastor marinated pork.
Drink now or hold up to 10 years.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.