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2017 Melville Estate Chardonnay Santa Rita HillsChardonnay from United States

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"Straw yellow hued, with rich notes of toasted pine nuts, honeycomb, grilled pineapple and marzipan coming through initially. In the background, more subtle impressions of flin...

  • 93 Wine Enthusiast
  • 92 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 91 Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
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"A heady mix of light wood, tart frozen yogurt, honeysuckle and orange rind hit the nose on this bottling. The lactic element pops on the fresh palate as well, where a steely, clean line of yuzu zest cuts through the crème fraiche. -MK"

92 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

"A terrific value, the 2017 Chardonnay Estate Sta. Rita Hills offers classic Sta. Rita Hills notes of spice citrus, salted orchard fruits, honeysuckle, and crushed rock-like minerality. Beautifully textured, medium-bodied, with high yet integrated acidity, it can be drunk today or cellared for upwards of a decade."

91 Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate

"The 2017 Chardonnay Estate opens with notes of gunflint over perfumed white peaches and crushed hazelnuts. The medium-bodied palate is rounded, silky and bright with saline accents and a long finish. Give it another year or two in bottle. 1,040 cases produced."

Product Description:

"Straw yellow hued, with rich notes of toasted pine nuts, honeycomb, grilled pineapple and marzipan coming through initially. In the background, more subtle impressions of flint, oyster shell, sea salt and dried Meyer lemon also linger. Vibrant and focused, with a firm streak of acidity that maintains the wine’s brightness and energy." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 121473
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Santa Barbara
Ratings

93 - Wine Enthusiast

92 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

91 - Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate

Vintage 2017
Color White
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla