Melville Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills Clone 76 Inox 2019

Chardonnay from Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California
JD 93
WE 92
12.5% ABV
Item # 337254

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$39.95
750ml
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93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The smaller production 2019 Chardonnay Estate Clone 76 Inox comes from the oldest vines on the estate and is brought up only in stainless steel. It offers more golden apple, honeyed lime, pineapple, and sappy flower notes as well as some lees nuances, medium to full body, a beautiful texture, and a great finish. It's more exotic than the classic release yet should evolve similarly. Drink: 2020-2032. (8/4/20)"

92 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: "This steel-fermented and steel-aged bottling starts with floral aromas of honeysuckle, orange blossom, poached pear and light pastry. There's a burst of acidity on the sip, where tuberose and guava flavors are kept in check by the crisp texture. Alcohol 12.5%. (Sep 2020)"

Producer notes: "Vibrant green-gold in color, gorgeous aromatics of lychee, pear skin, raw plantain and kiwi explode up front. In the background, pretty floral nuances of honeysuckle, wisteria and Meyer lemon blossom are also apparent. Bright and lively on the palate, salty tannins and a streak of zippy acidity anchors the wine’s generous and vivacious finish."
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93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The smaller production 2019 Chardonnay Estate Clone 76 Inox comes from the oldest vines on the estate and is brought up only in stainless steel. It offers more golden apple, honeyed lime, pineapple, and sappy flower notes as well as some lees nuances, medium to full body, a beautiful texture, and a great finish. It's more exotic than the classic release yet should evolve similarly. Drink: 2020-2032. (8/4/20)"

92 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: "This steel-fermented and steel-aged bottling starts with floral aromas of honeysuckle, orange blossom, poached pear and light pastry. There's a burst of acidity on the sip, where tuberose and guava flavors are kept in check by the crisp texture. Alcohol 12.5%. (Sep 2020)"

Producer notes: "Vibrant green-gold in color, gorgeous aromatics of lychee, pear skin, raw plantain and kiwi explode up front. In the background, pretty floral nuances of honeysuckle, wisteria and Meyer lemon blossom are also apparent. Bright and lively on the palate, salty tannins and a streak of zippy acidity anchors the wine’s generous and vivacious finish."
Product SKU 337254
Producer Melville
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2019
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 12.5%
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