Melville 2013 Verna's Syrah (Santa Barbara County)

#32 Enthusiast 100 2015
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This is likely the last vintage from this vineyard, which the family winery seemingly mastered in this bottling. There's an underlying umami-driven smoked meat backbone to the nose that also shows bold cherry blossom, olallieberry, pepper, dried herbs and blackberry-soy sauce. The palate is complex yet doesn't overpower, with bits of purple flowers, blueberry, black pepper and menthol. Matt Kettmann

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  • Alcohol
    14%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Date Published
    12/31/2015
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2015
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