Melville Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills Block M 2020

Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California
13.8% ABV
Item # 341795

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$69.95

750ml
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Producer notes: "Block M sits atop a sun-exposed and wind-swept mesa on the west side of our estate above several feet of botella clay soil that is planted to Dijonnaise clones 114 and 115. Clone 114 is known for its lush and tender texture, while the more widely known 115 delivers higher-toned fruit components and is more pronounced structurally. Always the richest, roundest, and most full-bodied of our Small Lot Collection Pinot Noirs, we feel that 114 and 115 work in harmony together and make Block M such a complete bottling. 33% of the fruit was gently de-stemmed with 67% remaining as whole clusters. Rich crimson hued, savory, and spicy notes of shiitake mushrooms, cinnamon, star anise, and wet slate emerge initially. With time, richer fruit components of strawberry gelatin, orange marmalade, and blueberry notes also fill in. The palate impression is assertive, with broad shoulders and ripe tannins that give the wine tremendous depth and intensity."

Not yet reviewed; 2019 vintage rated 95 points by Wine Enthusiast: "Brick-black-raspberry-jam aromas are cut by pine needle, damp herbs and wet cement on the nose of this bottling. The palate packs fresh cranberry with seared orange-rind flavors, as hints of sage and pine linger into the finish. Alcohol 14.1%."
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Producer notes: "Block M sits atop a sun-exposed and wind-swept mesa on the west side of our estate above several feet of botella clay soil that is planted to Dijonnaise clones 114 and 115. Clone 114 is known for its lush and tender texture, while the more widely known 115 delivers higher-toned fruit components and is more pronounced structurally. Always the richest, roundest, and most full-bodied of our Small Lot Collection Pinot Noirs, we feel that 114 and 115 work in harmony together and make Block M such a complete bottling. 33% of the fruit was gently de-stemmed with 67% remaining as whole clusters. Rich crimson hued, savory, and spicy notes of shiitake mushrooms, cinnamon, star anise, and wet slate emerge initially. With time, richer fruit components of strawberry gelatin, orange marmalade, and blueberry notes also fill in. The palate impression is assertive, with broad shoulders and ripe tannins that give the wine tremendous depth and intensity."

Not yet reviewed; 2019 vintage rated 95 points by Wine Enthusiast: "Brick-black-raspberry-jam aromas are cut by pine needle, damp herbs and wet cement on the nose of this bottling. The palate packs fresh cranberry with seared orange-rind flavors, as hints of sage and pine linger into the finish. Alcohol 14.1%."
Product SKU 341795
Producer Melville
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2020
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 13.8%
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