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."
|Appellation||Sta. Rita Hills|