- Melville Syrah Estate Verna's Sta. Rita Hills 2010 Product #26389 (In Stock)
Another terrific vintage for one of the Central Coast's top Syrah wines.
"Longtime winemaker Greg Brewer has done a great job with these new releases. A delicate, finely knit fabric of aromas and flavors floats on the palate in the 2010 Syrah Estate Verna-s. Mint, plums and sweet herbs all meld together in this gracious, impeccable Syrah. The intensely perfumed, feminine finish has a sweet, almost-Pinot like register from the use of 50% whole clusters. Amazingly, in 2010 the harvest stretched into December 1. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018."Wine Advocate 90 points
- Melville Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 2010 Product #25961 (In Stock)
A long-time benchmark for the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, the 2010 Pinot marks another great vintage for Greg Brewer and the Melville estate. Made from select blocks of Melville’s estate vineyards. Greg uses about 30% whole clusters and neutral wood barrels for Melville’s Pinots, allowing the ripe red raspberry fruit and distinctive smoky/earthy notes from these vineyards to shine through. The tannins are silky smooth and the flavors linger nicely on the long finish where sweet, floral, notes linger nicely.
"Longtime winemaker Greg Brewer has done a great job with these new releases. Although there are a number of highlights here, it is the Pinots that truly shine in 2010. Melville-s 2010 Pinot Noir Estate presents an intriguing fabric of sweet candied cherries, rose petals, mint and sweet herbs. This is an especially juicy, yet medium-bodied Pinot built on finesse and elegance. The 2010 is simply gorgeous. Greg Brewer used approximately 33% whole clusters here. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016."Wine Advocate 91 points