Melville 2018 Syrah
2018 Melville Syrah Estate Santa Rita Hills
The 2018 Syrah Estate has a medium ruby color and bright, lifted scents of cracked pepper and mint with touches of olive and tar and a core of fresh blue and black fruits. The palate is concentrated, layered, fresh and lifted with a ripe, grainy frame and long finish. 2,948 cases produced. Drink Date 2020 - 2027. Erin Brooks 30th Oct 2020
NVWE Notes: Bright, focused and spicy, the aromas of this precisely varietal young Syrah are a mix of pomegranate, dark cherry, black cherry, violet, pink peppercorn dried rosemary, forest-floor spice and beef jerky. It is as focused on the palate, where the texture shows polished grip and gives a sinewy impression. The mid-palate flavors and the long lingering finish are a youthful reprise of the aromas, but with a bit of hard-edged minerality at the end. Perfect for service with fatty meats, it should improve for several years.