CALIFORNIA
HAWAII
MELVILLE ESTATE SYRAH 'DONNA'S'
MELVILLE

Named for Ron Melville's wife, Donna's block is planted atop twenty feet of sand in the northeast section of the vineyard and is composed of equal parts clone 1 and Estrella clone. Fermented with 100% whole clusters and aged in neutral barrel, this wine provides vividly enhanced aromatics and structure making it demonstrative of the extremely cool climate of the site on which it is grown. Fruit was fermented in small 1.5 ton open-top fermenters with total skin and stem contact averaging 30 days (a 7 day cold soak, 2+ weeks fermentation and 1+ week extended maceration). From the press, the wine was transferred directly into neutral French oak barrels where it remained sur lie with no sulfur until May and was then prepared for bottling in December. Yields were 3.7 lbs/vine (3.1 tons per acre).100% Syrah

Cases Produced: 500

Clones: Estrella, Clone 1

Elevage: Aged in neutral barrel (10-20 year old French oak)

Fermentation: 100% whole cluster

Alcohol: 13.8%


WINE ADVOCATE
-2014-

WINE & SPIRITS
-2016-

WINE SPECTATOR
-2016-