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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Ojai Melville Vineyard Syrah 2007
Ojai Melville Vineyard Syrah 2007
(search item no. 127958)
collectible wine

Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

At Melville climate trumps all, the weather is so cool the vines struggle to ripen their fruit before November. The 2007 offers a generous aroma of pepper and spice; it's an absolutely intoxicating fragrance. All of the Melville syrahs have had serious tannins, but we were finally able to get them under control this year by making changes in how the wine is fermented, so this one has a suppleness that makes it quite beguiling to drink today.
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