Melville Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 2018

  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Melville
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Country: USA
  • Region: California
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: E0256
Special Price $39.95 Regular Price $49.95
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Melville Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 2018 is available to buy in increments of 1

Tasting Notes: Rich magenta in color, lively and vivid aromatics of fresh cranberry, lychee fruit, cherry pie filling and orange oil spring from the glass. In the background, floral notes of honeysuckle and apple blossom weave alongside spicy, herbal impressions of dried black tea leaf, bramble and cardamom. The mouthfeel is polished initially, with juicy acidity and focused tannins on the finish that add gorgeous weight and complexity.

- Winery Notes

94 pts Jeb Dunnuck

Starting with the 2018 Pinot Noir Estate Sta. Rita Hills, which comes from vines around the estate and saw 40% stems, it reveals a medium ruby hue as well as a great bouquet of ripe cherry and raspberry fruits intermixed with beautiful violet and floral notes. Showing the purity and elegance of the vintage, it's medium-bodied and has a silky texture, no hard edges, and a great finish. As usual, it's a screaming value.

92 pts Vinous

The 2018 Pinot Noir Estate is ethereal and nicely lifted, with terrific purity and tons of immediacy. Crushed raspberry and strawberry fruit lead into floral notes in a gracious Pinot that offers a striking window into the property, with its 17 clones of Pinot, and a house style that favors elegance.

92 pts Wine Advocate

Pale to medium ruby, the 2018 Pinot Noir Estate has very pretty aromas of charcuterie, rose petal, strawberry, tea leaves and earth. The palate is medium-bodied, silky and super juicy with earth and spice-tinged fruits and a long, perfumed finish. 4,132 cases produced.
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