Melville Donna's Syrah 2016

SKU : C287733

WE 95   V 94   W&S 95  

Size : 750 ml

Type : Pinot Noir

Producer : Melville

Tags: California, Red Wine, Santa Rita Hills


Description

95 Points Wine & Spirits - The sand at Donna’s Block is 20 feet deep, well drained and lacking much in terms of nutrients for the vines. Chad Melville ferments the grapes from those vines entirely as whole clusters, then ages the wine for a year in neutral French oak. The result is a wine with intensity and length of flavor, rather than any excess weight. It smells coastal, like beach roses in a sand dune, and it feels as curvaceous as a dune, salty, spicy, floral and shaped by the wind. The flavors are delicious and remarkably long.

95 Points Wine Enthusiast -  Extreme amounts of freshness arise on the nose of this radical cool-climate Syrah, from smashed plums and boysenberries to amazingly intense peppercorn, forest-floor, tobacco, pine-oil and asphalt aromas. Peppercorns, tar, dark herbs and strong anise flavors show on the intriguing palate.

94 Points 
Vinous - Melville's 2016 Syrah Estate Donna's is perfumed and savory, with the influence of the 100% whole clusters very much in the foreground, something that was much less the case when the wine was in barrel. Wild flowers, sage, mint, thyme and a host of blue/purplish berry fruit meld together effortlessly. All the elements are simply in the right place. This is another gorgeous wine from Melville.
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95 Points Wine & Spirits - The sand at Donna’s Block is 20 feet deep, well drained and lacking much in terms of nutrients for the vines. Chad Melville ferments the grapes from those vines entirely as whole clusters, then ages the wine for a year in neutral French oak. The result is a wine with intensity and length of flavor, rather than any excess weight. It smells coastal, like beach roses in a sand dune, and it feels as curvaceous as a dune, salty, spicy, floral and shaped by the wind. The flavors are delicious and remarkably long.

95 Points Wine Enthusiast -  Extreme amounts of freshness arise on the nose of this radical cool-climate Syrah, from smashed plums and boysenberries to amazingly intense peppercorn, forest-floor, tobacco, pine-oil and asphalt aromas. Peppercorns, tar, dark herbs and strong anise flavors show on the intriguing palate.

94 Points 
Vinous - Melville's 2016 Syrah Estate Donna's is perfumed and savory, with the influence of the 100% whole clusters very much in the foreground, something that was much less the case when the wine was in barrel. Wild flowers, sage, mint, thyme and a host of blue/purplish berry fruit meld together effortlessly. All the elements are simply in the right place. This is another gorgeous wine from Melville.

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