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Melville Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Estate 2007

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With a pretty, dark red-blue hue, this wine opens with lifted fruit punch aromatics of black raspberry, black cherry, fig and watermelon. Spice nuances of pink peppercorns, oolong tea, iron and sesame seed follow. This wine balances the complexity with feminine grace as hints of purple flowers and hibiscus radiate while also yielding to oceanic themes of sand and iodine. These aspects manifest cohesively on the palate bolstering its presence with significant texture and verve.

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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!

Member Reviews for Melville Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Estate

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2.50 5
09/16/2009

Cola and spice aroma. Flavors are bright, with confectioner's sugar giving a sugary sweetness. If you like sweeter pinot give this one a try.


Snooth User: wreckingball
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4.00 5
03/24/2009

A rich, extracted pinot that achieves elegance and balance. Bright red cherry nose with a hint of cardamon and five spice. Fine, integrated tannins. Finishes with a slight bit of heat. Overall, a wonderful pinot!


Snooth User: dtlossing
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4.00 5
08/02/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Melville Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Estate

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/31/2009

This expressive Pinot Noir boasts a deep ruby red core with a fuchsia rim. Lovely Pinot aromas of light strawberry, raspberry, and all-spice with a slight touch of vanilla. Nice and rich upon entry with subtle and well integrated tannins. Alex Lallos. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2007 Melville Pinot Noir Estate 750ml


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
10/12/2009

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.


External Review
06/01/2009

This wine possesses a pretty, dark red-blue hue, and opens with lifted fruit punch aromatics of black raspberry, black cherry, fig and watermelon. Spice nuances of pink peppercorns, oolong tea, iron and sesame seed follow. Contains a balance of purple flowers and hibiscus while also yielding to oceanic themes of sand and iodine. These aspects manifest cohesively on the palate bolstering its presence with significant texture and verve.


External Review
10/06/2009

94RP no further case discount


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/28/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2007 Melville Pinot Noir Estate 750ml


External Review
10/06/2009

94 points robert Parker `Even better is the explosive 2007 Pinot Noir Estate which possesses abundant amounts of boysenberry black raspberry forest floor roasted herb and subtle smoke characteristics. Rich textured pure and profound this deep Pinot has the acidity and tannin necessary to age easily for 5-8 years.Melvilles six Pinot Noir cuvees are all noteworthy. With the exception of the Vernas Vineyard wines which come from Los Alamos the other five are all made from different parcels of the same vineyards in the Santa Rita Hills with various density of plantings as well as clonal choices.`



With a pretty, dark red-blue hue, this wine opens with lifted fruit punch aromatics of black raspberry, black cherry, fig and watermelon. Spice nuances of pink peppercorns, oolong tea, iron and sesame seed follow. This wine balances the complexity with feminine grace as hints of purple flowers and hibiscus radiate while also yielding to oceanic themes of sand and iodine. These aspects manifest cohesively on the palate bolstering its presence with significant texture and verve.

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