Melville Donna's Block Syrah 2021 750ml - The Grape Tray
Melville Donna's Block Syrah 2021 750ml
SKU: 2509

Melville Donna's Block Syrah 2021

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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills
Brand Melville
Alcohol/vol 14.1%

Winery Notes:

The wine is enticingly aromatic and well structure, further proving the cool climate influence. On the nose, the Syrah is classically peppery, with notes of dried herbs and jammy plum. On the palate, the wine is expressive with bright red fruit flavors, freshly cracked black pepper, and hints of fine espresso. 

Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2021 Syrah Donna's is all varietal and comes from the Melville Vineyard. Its vivid ruby/plum hue is followed by classic Syrah notes of ripe blackberries, mulberries, pepper, violets, and gamey meats. These carry to a full-bodied Syrah with ultra-fine tannins, a layered, multi-dimensional texture, and a gorgeous finish. This absolutely captivating Syrah is already impossible to resist yet is going to evolve for 15-20 years with ease. It's up with the finest vintages of this cuvée produced. Hats off to Chad Melville for a brilliant, world class Syrah!

Audrey Frick, August 30, 2023
Wine Enthusiast
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This fantastic model of cool-climate Syrah starts with extremely peppery aromas that mesh into damp sage, bay leaf, tar, squid ink and elderberry on the nose. The palate is ripe with black-raspberry jam flavors that quickly become complex thanks to cracked green peppercorn, olive tapenade, ash and Sichuan peppercorn elements.

Matt Kettmann, November 1, 2023
Wine Advocate
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The 2021 Syrah Donna's Block has strikingly pure aromas! Blueberry and blood orange are accented by nuances of cracked pepper, teriyaki, Castelvetrano olives, tobacco and graphite. The medium-bodied palate features a concentrated core of nuanced fruit framed by chalky tannins and fireworks of fresh acidity, and it has a long, flavorful finish. Complex and detailed, this really has it all-fragrant fruit, savory, earth and spice character-and will have a long life in the cellar. 800 cases were made.

Erin Brooks, January 31, 2024

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