Estate Pinot Noir Ros 2013

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Fantastic on the nose with animal fur, spicy, green herbs and stems, and incredible lift and height. This is a particular expression of Pinot that certain has its followers and dramatic appeal. There’s plenty of fruit lurking under the engagingly high-toned aromatics in the black raspberry and slightly boysenberry toned register. This is smooth and rich with rich strawberry and raspberry toned fruit that has a dusting of cocoa with a real deep core of wonderfully ripe fruit that has a lively, vegetal, rhubarb edge to it. . The finish is still a bit rough with tannin and acid poking out but the fruit is pure, fresh and nicely complex. 93pts

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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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Editorial Reviews for Estate Pinot Noir Ros

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,057
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 11/12/2009

Fantastic on the nose with animal fur, spicy, green herbs and stems, and incredible lift and height. This is a particular expression of Pinot that certain has its followers and dramatic appeal. There’s plenty of fruit lurking under the engagingly high-toned aromatics in the black raspberry and slightly boysenberry toned register. This is smooth and rich with rich strawberry and raspberry toned fruit that has a dusting of cocoa with a real deep core of wonderfully ripe fruit that has a lively, vegetal, rhubarb edge to it. . The finish is still a bit rough with tannin and acid poking out but the fruit is pure, fresh and nicely complex. 93pts


Member Reviews for Estate Pinot Noir Ros

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Snooth User: thomkb
66985252
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/07/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: smiles813
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/12/2012

$32.99


2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 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
13701858
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 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
22624156
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 08/02/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/28/2008

The best of the Melvilles I tasted, this wine had earth, raspberry, and mushroom aromas, with sweet top notes. Good acidity. Finish suggests that it will deepen in time, developing more earth notes as an undertow to the aromas.


Snooth User: ddouty
4317741
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/09/2008

Too Fruity even when decanted still does not provide a smooth finish


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External Reviews for Estate Pinot Noir Ros

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2012 08/09/2014

Deep vivid red. Sexy raspberry preserve and blood orange aromas are complemented by white flowers and Asian spices. Silky and round on the palate with tangy minerality lifting pliant red fruit preserve flavors. Balances opulence and vivacity and finishes sappy focused and very long with a suave floral nuance. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 03/21/2014

High-toned floral notes meld into sweet dried red cherries herbs mint and tobacco in the 2011 Pinot Noir Estate. An attractive mid-weight wine the 2011 is a bit ethereal at times but very pretty just the same. Winemaker Greg Brewer used 25% whole clusters in 2011 a little less than normal. Antonio Galloni.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

The 2011 Pinot Noir Estate Block M (formerly Carrie s) is endowed with serious energy power and structure. One of the more austere wines in the Melville range the Block M is much less expressive today than the other 2011s. Ideally the Block M is best cellared for another year or two. Expressive savory notes add complexity and distinction on the finish. Greg Brewer describes the berries in this site as tiny in 2011. The stems were ripe enough for Brewer to use 60% whole clusters. 91+ Antonio Galloni.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 08/22/2013

The 2011 Pinot Noir Estate Block M (formerly Carrie s) is endowed with serious energy power and structure. One of the more austere wines in the Melville range the Block M is much less expressive today than the other 2011s. Ideally the Block M is b... Antonio Galloni A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2011 2011 Melville Pinot Noir Block M Pinot Noir 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2013

Dark purple at the core with a ruby rim. Sweet aromas of bing cherry and raspberry mix with notes of wildflowers, mint and a touch of cinnamon. Silky and supple, this full-bodied pinot nonetheless shows bright acidity, keeping everything vibrant str... Alex Shaw. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2010 Melville Pinot Noir Estate Santa Rita Hills 750ml


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2010 02/06/2013

Melville Pinot Noir from the Estate in Santa Rita Hills is especially bold and fragrant in the 2010 vintage. Lots of Raspberry Jam fruit character with pleasant spice notes and balanced acidity.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 03/19/2013

Chad Melville noted that this was made with about 40% whole clusters. A notably floral nose also displays notes of red cherry, raspberry and subtle spice nuances. There is excellent phenolic maturity to the lush, round and generous middle weight flav... Burghound. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2010 Melville Pinot Noir Estate Santa Rita Hills 750ml


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