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Melville 2012 Estate Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills

Melville 2012 Estate Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills

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The Sta. Rita Hills appellation's microclimate, which is characterized by cool temperatures, prominent coastal winds and foggy mornings is known to be viticulturally suited to growing Burgundian wines. This is 100% Melville fruit from our Sta. Rita Hills estate, and is a collection of 16 pinot noir clones.


AG 94 WA 92 IWC 92 Pts - According to Antonio Galloni - Crushed red berries, mint, flowers and cinnamon lift from the glass in the 2012 Pinot Noir Estate Sta. Rita Hills. This is one of the most polished, refined and aromatically expressive wines I have tasted from Melville. What a gorgeous, radiant and totally sexy wine this is.


According to Wine Advocate - The 2012 Pinot Noir Estate Sta. Rita Hills is a smoking value. Seeing 40% whole cluster and 11 months in neutral oak, it offers beautiful cherry blossom, pepper, white flowers and hints of underbrush to go with a rich, layered and impressively textured feel on the palate. You don’t see this quality at this price very often (for Pinot anyway) and readers need to get a hold of a few of these.


According to International Wine Cellar - Deep, vivid red. Sexy raspberry preserve and blood orange aromas are complemented by white flowers and Asian spices. Silky and round on the palate, with tangy minerality lifting pliant red fruit preserve flavors. Balances opulence and vivacity and finishes sappy, focused and very long, with a suave floral nuance. 14% ABV. Rated 90+

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Varietal/TypePinot Noir
BrandMelville Vineyards and Winery
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