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2012 Melville Winery Syrah Sta. Rita Hills Estate (750ml - Full Bottle)

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Vintage 2012
Varietal Syrah
Bottle Size 750
Style Red
Region California
Subregion Santa Rita Hills
Bottle Condition Perfect

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Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Reviewer, Jeb Dunnuck - Hold onto your hats, as these latest releases from Chad Melville and winemaker Greg Brewer are off-the-charts good! While both of the Chardonnays are beautiful, and play in the clean, crisp and medium-bodied spectrum, it’s the 2012 Pinot Noirs and Syrahs that are incredible across the board. The Pinot Noirs all see varying degrees of whole cluster and are aged completely in neutral French oak barrels. The Syrahs see slightly less whole cluster inclusion, but are also aged all in neutral French oak. In case you missed the prices/scores listed above, these are some of the greatest values in the world of wine today!
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Reviewer, Jeb Dunnuck - Showing more minerality than the Verna’s, the 2012 Syrah Estate Sta. Rita Hills saw a similar elevage, with 30% whole clusters, fermentation in open top stainless steel fermenters and aging 11 months in neutral oak. It’s a classic Syrah and exhibits beautifully pure aromas and flavors of ground herbs, pepper, leather and smoked meats that are grounded by a core of dark fruit. Full-bodied, voluptuous, deep and layered, it too is an awesome wine that tastes like it cost three times what it does.

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Varietal :
Also known as Shiraz in Australia and South Africa, Syrah makes intense, deep wines with plenty of spice, fruit and alcohol. It thrives in warm climates, and is widely grown in Australia, California, and the Rhone region of France, where it makes Cote Rotie and Hermitage, and forms the backbone of Chateauneuf du Pape. View all our additional Syrah items
Region :
Since the famous Judgement of Paris in 1976 California wines have unquestionably ranked among the best in the world. From the Anderson Valley in the North through Temecula Valley in the South, California vineyards grow dozens of wine grape varietals that produce wines of many different styles. The California wine industry has steadily gained ground since the 1960s (the industry took a major hit following Prohibition), but its roots date back over 200 years. Major grape varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc. View all our items from California