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Melville Viognier Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Estate 2008

Member Review by kybecca:

Wafts of intense, exotic white floral and fruit nuances such as honeysuckle and nectarine are immediately recognizable. Dried apricot and pear along with hints of hazelnut linger in the background. While the alcohol content is quite high, 15%+, Melville has managed to keep it in check on the palate. An excellent pairing for crab cakes, or baked oyster dishes. kybecca.com

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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 Viognier Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Estate

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Snooth User: kybecca
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Vintage: 2005 12/29/2007

Wafts of intense, exotic white floral and fruit nuances such as honeysuckle and nectarine are immediately recognizable. Dried apricot and pear along with hints of hazelnut linger in the background. While the alcohol content is quite high, 15%+, Melville has managed to keep it in check on the palate. An excellent pairing for crab cakes, or baked oyster dishes. kybecca.com


Snooth User: Snewo
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 10/29/2007

Five glasses


Snooth User: tveez
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 11/29/2007

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Melville Viognier Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Estate

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Vintage: 2009 12/10/2010

Greenish gold. Pungent aromas of lime, peach skin, mint, crushed stone and anise, plus a suggestion of spun sugar. Juicy, supple and palate-coating, with a dusty tactile quality to the lush flavors of pineapple and pit fruits. A seductive, rich but v... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Viognier wine from California in USA. 2009 Melville Viognier Vernas 750ml


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Vintage: 2009 10/12/2010

he full-bodied 2009 Viognier Verna's Vineyard Estate continues to showcase this vineyard's ability to produce a Viognier with minerality, wonderful delineation, and abundant complexity as well as freshness. Possibly the finest 100% Viognier being produced in California, its complex aromatics include notes of white peaches, apricots, honeysuckle, wet rocks, and assorted tropical fruits. The wine is somewhat ostentatious, but at the same time reveals a sense of restraint and gracefulness. This fresh, vibrant white should be drunk over the next year as the aromatics for Viognier tend to deteriorate quickly. This sensational Santa Rita Hills estate owned by the Melville family continues to turn out gorgeous wines that are made and looked after by Greg Brewer of the Brewer-Clifton winery. The prices are absurdly fair for such quality.


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Source: Vintners Cru
Vintage: 2009 03/15/2012

The full-bodied 2009 Viognier Verna's Vineyard Estate continues to showcase this vineyard's ability to produce a Viognier with minerality, wonderful delineation, and abundant complexity as well as freshness. Possibly the finest 100% Viognier being produced in California, its complex aromatics include notes of white peaches, apricots, honeysuckle, wet rocks, and assorted tropical fruits. The wine is somewhat ostentatious, but at the same time reveals a sense of restraint and gracefulness. This fresh, vibrant white should be drunk over the next year as the aromatics for Viognier tend to deteriorate quickly. Wine Advocate, # 190, Aug 2010, Robert Parker


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Vintage: 2009 09/22/2010

The full-bodied 2009 Viognier Verna's Vineyard Estate continues to showcase this vineyard's ability to produce a Viognier with minerality, wonderful delineation, and abundant complexity as well as freshness. Possibly the finest 100% Viognier being pr... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Viognier wine from California in USA. 2009 Melville Viognier Vernas 750ml


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Vintage: 2009 04/28/2010

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Vintage: 2009 10/25/2010

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