Melville Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills 2018

Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California
JD 93
WA 92
AG 92
13.9% ABV
Item # 338780

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$34.95

750ml
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93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "There are two Chardonnays from Chad Melville. Looking first at the 2018 Chardonnay Estate Sta. Rita Hills, its medium gold color is followed by a spicy, salty bouquet of crushed citrus, iodine, honeyed minerality, and white flowers. With good richness, bright acidity, and a medium-bodied mouthfeel, it's going to keep nicely for 10-12 years. Drink: 2020-2032. (8/4/20)"

92 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Chardonnay Estate has a soft nose of white peaches and quince with touches of baker's yeast, beeswax and chamomile. The palate is medium-bodied, round and silky with lovely dichotomy of tangy uplift and perfumed fruits, finishing long and layered. 1,048 cases produced. Drink: 2020-2026. (Oct 2020)"

92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Melville's 2018 Chardonnay Estate is open-knit and inviting from the very first taste. Apricot, orange jam and passionfruit give the 2018 a decidedly exotic feel. This mid-weight Chardonnay has a ton to offer. Even with all of its intensity, the 2018 remains gracious and understated. It is such a classy and polished wine. Drink: 2020-2026. (Aug 2020)"

Producer notes: "[$38 list] Bright sun-gold in color, with vibrant notes of salted apricot, tarragon and grilled Meyer lemon coming through on the nose. Fresh impressions of watermelon rind, fuji apple and jasmine frame a rich and plush mouthfeel on the mid-palate while a crisp streak of acid anchors the wines energetic and focused finish."
93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "There are two Chardonnays from Chad Melville. Looking first at the 2018 Chardonnay Estate Sta. Rita Hills, its medium gold color is followed by a spicy, salty bouquet of crushed citrus, iodine, honeyed minerality, and white flowers. With good richness, bright acidity, and a medium-bodied mouthfeel, it's going to keep nicely for 10-12 years. Drink: 2020-2032. (8/4/20)"

92 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Chardonnay Estate has a soft nose of white peaches and quince with touches of baker's yeast, beeswax and chamomile. The palate is medium-bodied, round and silky with lovely dichotomy of tangy uplift and perfumed fruits, finishing long and layered. 1,048 cases produced. Drink: 2020-2026. (Oct 2020)"

92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Melville's 2018 Chardonnay Estate is open-knit and inviting from the very first taste. Apricot, orange jam and passionfruit give the 2018 a decidedly exotic feel. This mid-weight Chardonnay has a ton to offer. Even with all of its intensity, the 2018 remains gracious and understated. It is such a classy and polished wine. Drink: 2020-2026. (Aug 2020)"

Producer notes: "[$38 list] Bright sun-gold in color, with vibrant notes of salted apricot, tarragon and grilled Meyer lemon coming through on the nose. Fresh impressions of watermelon rind, fuji apple and jasmine frame a rich and plush mouthfeel on the mid-palate while a crisp streak of acid anchors the wines energetic and focused finish."
Product SKU 338780
Producer Melville
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.9%
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