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Melville Pinot Noir Estate Santa Rita Hills 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Fantastic on the nose with animal fur, spicy, green herbs and stems, and incredible lift and height. This is a particular expression of Pinot that certain has its followers and dramatic appeal. There’s plenty of fruit lurking under the engagingly high-toned aromatics in the black raspberry and slightly boysenberry toned register. This is smooth and rich with rich strawberry and raspberry toned fruit that has a dusting of cocoa with a real deep core of wonderfully ripe fruit that has a lively, vegetal, rhubarb edge to it. . The finish is still a bit rough with tannin and acid poking out but the fruit is pure, fresh and nicely complex. 93pts

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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!

Editorial Reviews for Melville Pinot Noir Estate Santa Rita Hills

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,166
4.50 5
11/12/2009

Fantastic on the nose with animal fur, spicy, green herbs and stems, and incredible lift and height. This is a particular expression of Pinot that certain has its followers and dramatic appeal. There’s plenty of fruit lurking under the engagingly high-toned aromatics in the black raspberry and slightly boysenberry toned register. This is smooth and rich with rich strawberry and raspberry toned fruit that has a dusting of cocoa with a real deep core of wonderfully ripe fruit that has a lively, vegetal, rhubarb edge to it. . The finish is still a bit rough with tannin and acid poking out but the fruit is pure, fresh and nicely complex. 93pts


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External Reviews for Melville Pinot Noir Estate Santa Rita Hills

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/18/2010

The color is a dark ruby/mahogany with full intensity. The nose explodes with a gorgeous perfume of black fruits and crushed flower blossoms with an underlying spice from the addition of whole clusters. The palate seals the deal with concentration o... Andy Frieden. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2008 Melville Pinot Noir Estate 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/15/2011

Bright ruby. Sexy, smoky aromas of red fruits, baking spices and musky herbs. Spicy and concentrated, with an enticing sweetness and good stuffing to its red and dark berry flavors. Dense and expressive but lively, with very good finishing clarity an... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2008 Melville Pinot Noir Estate Santa Rita Hills 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/17/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2008 Melville Pinot Noir Estate 750ml


External Review
05/19/2010

This estate, located in the Santa Rita Hills area of California, has a cool maritime climate that is perfect for growing pinot noir. Black cherry and dark plum flavors surround notes of earth and spice, while the luscious and velvety texture fills your mouth.



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