2010 Melville, Syrah “Verna’s Estate Vineyard” Santa Barbara County.
The Melville Verna’s Syrah is always a great choice, a wine that offers classy and quality no question, and a wine that speaks of place and vintage as well, especially this 2010 version that is lighter and much more delicate than the two prior years. The 2010 Melville Syrah Verna’s shows a Pinot Noir like body and subtlety, drinking very easy and elegant with a nose of flowers and soft peppery spices with a touch of loamy earth, game and truffle leading to a refined palate of blueberry, plum and cherry fruits. There is some white pepper, lavender and licorice that runs throughout this silky Syrah that begs to be drunk young and often.
($28 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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