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Melville Chardonnay Estate Santa Rita Hills 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

92 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Bright yellow-gold. Pungent aromas of pear skin, iodine, anise and green cardamom. Shows intense orchard fruit and lemon pith on the palate, with a chalky mineral quality adding lift. Closes on a chewy note, with lingering notes of bitter citrus and quinine and impressive length. This is even better with an hour or so of aeration so don't hesitate to decant it. (Oct/Nov 2011)

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Melville Winery:
Welcome to Melville Vineyards and Winery! Come by our tasting room and sample our current Estate Line and Small Lot Collection releases. Our Mediterranean-style Winery is located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation in Lompoc, California, in Western Santa Ynez Valley. For group tours, please call for a reservation. We look forward to meeting you!

92 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Bright yellow-gold. Pungent aromas of pear skin, iodine, anise and green cardamom. Shows intense orchard fruit and lemon pith on the palate, with a chalky mineral quality adding lift. Closes on a chewy note, with lingering notes of bitter citrus and quinine and impressive length. This is even better with an hour or so of aeration so don't hesitate to decant it. (Oct/Nov 2011)

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