Melville Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Terraces 2002

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From the west side of our estate, Terraces lies completely exposed to the elements facing severe wind pressure with e...

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blackberries, sour cherries, minerals on the palate. Read more

Dark garnet color and medium tannins. Raspberry balance with spiciness. Read more

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Snooth User: mango
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4.00 5
02/14/2008

blackberries, sour cherries, minerals on the palate.


Snooth User: canard
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01/29/2008

Dark garnet color and medium tannins. Raspberry balance with spiciness.


Ratings & Tags for Melville Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Terraces

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11/29/2007

Winemaker's Notes:

From the west side of our estate, Terraces lies completely exposed to the elements facing severe wind pressure with exposures of south-west, west and north. This 2.8 acre block is planted on clay loam and limestone soils, where three sections rise up wrapping 120° around the Carrie’s block. Five clones: Swan, Mount Eden, 115, 667 and 777 form a unique combination of old and new clones. The site’s soils, elevations, expositions and clonal diversity and clonal diversity run thematically through this wine providing a multitude of expressions. Yields were slight at 1.3 lbs / vine (1.18 tons / acre). 20% stem inclusion. It is a robust and complex wine on the nose, with aromas ranging from red and blue fruits to bacon fat, sweet cinnamon spice and anise. A similar harmony is maintained on the palate where the firm texture is corralled by the rich, velour-like sweet fruit characteristics finishing long and deep.

From the west side of our estate, Terraces lies completely exposed to the elements facing severe wind pressure with exposures of south-west, west and north. This 2.8 acre block is planted on clay loam and limestone soils, where three sections rise up wrapping 120° around the Carrie’s block. Five clones: Swan, Mount Eden, 115, 667 and 777 form a unique combination of old and new clones. The site’s soils, elevations, expositions and clonal diversity and clonal diversity run thematically through this wine providing a multitude of expressions. Yields were slight at 1.3 lbs / vine (1.18 tons / acre). 20% stem inclusion. It is a robust and complex wine on the nose, with aromas ranging from red and blue fruits to bacon fat, sweet cinnamon spice and anise. A similar harmony is maintained on the palate where the firm texture is corralled by the rich, velour-like sweet fruit characteristics finishing long and deep.

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