CALIFORNIA
HAWAII
MELVILLE ESTATE SYRAH 'DONNA'S'
MELVILLE
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%

Named for Ron Melville's wife, Donna's block is planted atop twenty feet of sand in the northeast section of our 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).

WINE ADVOCATE
-2014-

WINE SPECTATOR
-2016-

JEB DUNNUCK
-2015-
PRODUCER Melville
CERTIFICATION Conventional
VARIETAL COMPOSITION Syrah
REGION California
SCORES
SKU MLV4101115
SIZE/FORMAT 6x750ml