- September, 2016
MELVILLE ESTATE SYRAH STA. RITA HILLS
Melville's 2014 Syrah Estate is aromatic and lifted in style, with distinct Pinot inflections, which I suppose is not much of a surprise. Blueberry, lavender, white pepper and menthol are all nicely delineated in this attractive, mid-weight Syrah. The 40% whole clusters are not especially evident, but are felt mostly texturally rather than in the wine's flavor profile.