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Melville Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Terraces 2004

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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.

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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!

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.

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