2018 Melville Estate Pinot NoirPinot Noir from United States
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- 94 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 91-93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 92 Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
94 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
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.
94 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
91-93 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
92 - Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
|Taste||ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom|
|Nose||barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato|