Melville pinotnoir staritahills

Pinot Noir - Estate 2013

Melville

Ruby red in color, fresh fruit aromatics of mandarin orange, black raspberry and grilled watermelon spring from the glass. On the palate, pretty nuances of rose petal, gardenia and oolong tea mingle with herbal notes of sandalwood, star anise, fresh thyme and fennel seed. The mouthfeel is plush and velvety yet finishes with significant persistence and volume.

Country:
USA
Region:
Santa Barbara County
Appellation/ava:
Santa Rita Hills
Vineyard designation:
Melville Estate Vineyard
Vintage:
2013
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Pinot Noir
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
92

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Aging:
Neutral French oak (11 months sur lie)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
14
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
11,121

Reviews

  • "92 points. The 2013 Pinot Noir Estate Sta. Rita Hills is gorgeous. Bright red berries, red currants, rose petals and mint all lift from the glass in a beautifully delineated Pinot endowed with striking beauty. This is a great introduction to the Melville wines and house style. The 2013 is a blend of 16 clones across the property, done with 35% whole clusters." (vinous)
  • "92 points. One of the best values in Pinot Noir out there is Melville's 2013 Pinot Noir Estate and it overdelivers in just about every vintage. Firing on all cylinders on this occasion, with complex red fruits, rose petal and sous bois aromas and flavors all soaring from the glass, it's medium-bodied, ripe and expansive, with lots of Sta. Rita character, integrated acidity and a clean, nicely focused finish. Mostly destemmed (60%) and aged 11 months in neutral oak, it's a beauty to buy by the case and enjoy over the coming 4-5 years." (Wine Advocate)

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