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2018 Melville Estate Pinot NoirPinot Noir from United States

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"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...

  • 94 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 91-93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 92 Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
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About

94

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.

91-93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Melville's 2018 Pinot Noir Estate is airy and lifted, with a distinctly floral and red fruit-driven personality. The 40% whole clusters add lovely nuance to an expressive, mid-weight Pinot that is full of promise.

92 Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's the 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.

Product Description:

"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

Product Detail

Item # 121956
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Santa Barbara
Ratings

94 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

91-93 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

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

Vintage 2018
Color Red
ABV 13.9%
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom
Nose barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato