Melville Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Terraces 2004
production 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. 50% stem inclusion. Yields at 2.1 lbs / plant. 15.4% alcohol. tasting notes This wine radiates with lofty fruits reminiscent of red currant and raspberry, blueberry and tropical fruit infused with white floral hints of narcissus and orange/lime blossom. Temple and baking spices, hazelnut and cocoa also subtly emanate. On the palate, all these sensations weave harmoniously together forming a very alluring and enticing wine finishing with a powerful yet graceful elegance.
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!
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