Estate Syrah Verna's 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"Looking at the Syrah, the 2011 Syrah Verna’s is a supple, sexy effort that’s loaded with black cherry liqueur, blackberry, pepper, stem, bacon fat and assorted meatiness on the nose. Filling in beautifully on the palate, with a medium-bodied profile, this knockout, voluptuously textured effort has no hard edges, serious purity of fruit and ripe tannin that emerges through the finish. Taking the better part of a day to shine, this beauty should be given another 2-3 years of bottle age and consumed over the following 7-8 years...92 points." WA 08/13

Region: USA » California

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Winery: Melville Winery
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Melville Winery:
Welcome to Melville Vineyards and Winery! Come by our tasting room and sample our current Estate Line and Small Lot Collection releases. Our Mediterranean-style Winery is located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation in Lompoc, California, in Western Santa Ynez Valley. For group tours, please call for a reservation. We look forward to meeting you!
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External Reviews for Estate Syrah Verna's

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
02/06/2013

While the 2011 Melville Verna's Syrah remains unrated, the new vintage is all we expect the wine to be. Bright and forward with excellent structure, deep fruit compote character, and spice notes.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/21/2014

Savory herbs game leather black olives and cherries all burst from the glass in the 2011 Syrah Verna s Estate. Some slightly rough edges - all typical of the Verna s throughout the years - remain but this is nevertheless an excellent wine that stands out for its personality and character. Antonio Galloni.



"Looking at the Syrah, the 2011 Syrah Verna’s is a supple, sexy effort that’s loaded with black cherry liqueur, blackberry, pepper, stem, bacon fat and assorted meatiness on the nose. Filling in beautifully on the palate, with a medium-bodied profile, this knockout, voluptuously textured effort has no hard edges, serious purity of fruit and ripe tannin that emerges through the finish. Taking the better part of a day to shine, this beauty should be given another 2-3 years of bottle age and consumed over the following 7-8 years...92 points." WA 08/13

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