Wineries: Cambria, Melville Winery
Speakers: Jill Russell & Chad Melville
The hills and valleys of the Central Coast play an outsized role in defining its syrah by funneling ocean winds to the vines. Depending on where they grow in relation to the ocean, the wines can be dramatically different. W&S Associate Editor Jared Hooper tastes with two of the top winegrowers—Chad Melville in the Sta. Rita Hills and Jill Russell at Cambria in the Santa Maria Valley—about the range of expression in their syrah.
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