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Melville Pinot Noir Estate Verna's Sta. Rita Hills 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

California Grapevine: Medium-light ruby; pleasant, earthy, spicy, red cherry and strawberry fruit aroma with slight hints of cola, menthol, and forest floor; medium-full body; cedary, cherry and red berry fruit flavors that are nicely balanced and have some plummy richness; medium to medium-full tannin; slightly tart and drying on the finish; lingering aftertaste. Easy to drink now. Highly recommended. 14.1% alcohol; 2,800 cases. (Feb/Mar 2011)

Region: USA

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Winery: Melville Winery
Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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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!

External Reviews for Melville Pinot Noir Estate Verna's Sta. Rita Hills

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

Decadent and spice with hints of meat and berries. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and ripe fruit. Savoy and beautiful. Pretty austerity. Best in 2013. James Suckling. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Melville Pinot Noir Estate Santa Rita Hills 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

The 2009 Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills makes for an excellent introduction to the wines of this appellation. It is a wonderfully fresh, vibrant wine graced with exquisite finesse and class. Sweet, floral notes reappear on the finish, adding lift and su... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Melville Pinot Noir Estate Santa Rita Hills 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/16/2011

Just sings in the glass. So clean, crisp, elegant, the real deal. Cool-climate Pinot at it most succulent. Brims with raspberry, cherry and tart cranberry fruit, with notes of sweet sandalwood, white pepper and dusty pie spices, like cinnamon and clo... Wine Enthusiast. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Melville Pinot Noir Estate Santa Rita Hills 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/15/2011

A definitive purple core shows good extraction. Aromas of cherry blossom and fresh red raspberry are accompanied by loamy soil. Tempered by excellent acidity, the palate displays ripe cherry and black raspberry on this medium bodied and exquisitely... Andy Frieden. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Melville Pinot Noir Estate Santa Rita Hills 750ml


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/03/2012

Darker and richer in color than its sibling, this wine exudes a more complex and concentrated profile. Fresh fruit aromatics of black cherry, black raspberry and blood orange mix with pretty nuances of sandalwood, rose petal and gardenia.



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Tasting Notes:

Darker and richer in color than its sibling, this wine exudes a more complex and concentrated profile. Fresh fruit aromatics of black cherry, black raspberry and blood orange mix with pretty nuances of sandalwood, rose petal and gardenia. Spices reminiscent of cinnamon, salt-water taffy, rhubarb and dried herbs complete the background. The mouthfeel is dense and spherical offering a broad palate sensation while maintaining its restraint. The finish is savory with plenty of persistence and volume.

California Grapevine: Medium-light ruby; pleasant, earthy, spicy, red cherry and strawberry fruit aroma with slight hints of cola, menthol, and forest floor; medium-full body; cedary, cherry and red berry fruit flavors that are nicely balanced and have some plummy richness; medium to medium-full tannin; slightly tart and drying on the finish; lingering aftertaste. Easy to drink now. Highly recommended. 14.1% alcohol; 2,800 cases. (Feb/Mar 2011)

Dietary Information: Organic


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