Price Range: $40–$45
- Ready to Drink: 4 years after bottle vintage
- Great recent vintages in California Syrah: 2007°, 2008°, 2009°, 2010, 2012 °=all-time great vintage
Region: Santa Barbara, California
Insanely rich, creamy and velvety. Uninhibited, hedonistic and never bashful in displaying its voluptuousness. Its color is the deepest and most expressive of purple, and swirling the wine glass releases a hypnotic bouquet. Is it a terribly complex wine? No. Is it subtle? No. The 2005 SAMSARA Melville Vineyard Syrah is content to be just undeniably delicious and sexy. -J.M.
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