2012 Melville "Donna's" Sta. Rita Hills Syrah

SKU #1181917 99 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark One of the finest Syrahs to come out of California, the 2012 Syrah Donna’s is inky black to the rim and offers up heavenly notes of smoked bacon, liquid rock, iron and assorted currant and blackberry fruit. Fabulously concentrated, with full-bodied richness, no hard edges and building tannin, this incredible Syrah comes off from sandy soils, was 60% destemmed and aged 18 months in neutral oak. Hats off to Greg Brewer and the Melville team for this awesome wine! (JD) Inner quote mark (8/2014)

93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Glass-staining ruby. Intensely perfumed, exotic aromas of blackberry and cassis, olive paste, licorice, smoky spices and cracked pepper; smells like a northern Rhone wine. Sweet, incisive black and blue fruit flavors deliver excellent depth, with juicy acidity providing lift and focus. Youthful tannins add shape and grip to the finish, which strongly echoes the dark berry, licorice and olive notes. In the context of top-drawer New World syrah this is an absolute steal. (JR) Inner quote mark (12/2014)

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