Melville Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Estate 2004
production Comprised of Dijonnaise clones 114 and 115, Carrie’s 2.6 acres sits on the mesa overlooking the Terraces’ sections. With twelve inches of top soil, several feet of dense clay and slightly less wind than Terraces, the vines from Carrie’s produce a deeply concentrated and focused pinot noir. The extremity of this is also enhanced by the gravitational pull on the three sides forcing the roots to search further for water and nutrients. 50% stem inclusion. Yields at 1.9 lbs / plant. 15.5% alcohol. tasting notes Unique from Terraces, this wine showcases a dark, rich and wild black fruit profile redolent of black currant, boysenberry and black raspberry. Aromatically, Shinto spice, spice cake, nutmeg, ginger and dried herbs also permeate creating a serious and sensual experience. These motifs only continue expanding and developing on the palate offering a substantial and well-rounded finish.
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