Melville Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills Terraces 2020

Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California
13.8% ABV
Item # 341796

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$69.95

750ml
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Producer notes: "On the west side of Melville's property, the three undulating slopes of Terraces are planted on clay-rich loam and calcareous shale soils totaling 4.9 acres. The combined sections wrap 120 degrees around Block M on the mesa above and face west, lying completely exposed to the elements, enduring severe wind pressure, several different sun exposures and challenging drainage issues. Planted to five different clones of Pinot Noir: Swan, Mount Eden, 115, 667 and 777, resulting in a unique combination of older California field selections and newer Dijonnaise clonal material. 50% of the fruit was gently de-stemmed with 50% remaining as whole clusters."

Not yet reviewed; 2019 vintage rated 95 points by Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2019 Pinot Noir Terraces should be snatched up by Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir lovers. Only 50% destemmed and aged in neutral barrels, it offers another level of purity and elegance, with thrilling strawberry and raspberry fruits, notes of loamy soil, dried herbs, and pepper, medium body, ripe tannins, and a fabulous sense of focus and elegance. This cuvée, composed of Swan, Mount Eden, 115, 667, and 777 clones, is going to have a decade of prime drinking. Drink: 2021-2031."
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Producer notes: "On the west side of Melville's property, the three undulating slopes of Terraces are planted on clay-rich loam and calcareous shale soils totaling 4.9 acres. The combined sections wrap 120 degrees around Block M on the mesa above and face west, lying completely exposed to the elements, enduring severe wind pressure, several different sun exposures and challenging drainage issues. Planted to five different clones of Pinot Noir: Swan, Mount Eden, 115, 667 and 777, resulting in a unique combination of older California field selections and newer Dijonnaise clonal material. 50% of the fruit was gently de-stemmed with 50% remaining as whole clusters."

Not yet reviewed; 2019 vintage rated 95 points by Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2019 Pinot Noir Terraces should be snatched up by Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir lovers. Only 50% destemmed and aged in neutral barrels, it offers another level of purity and elegance, with thrilling strawberry and raspberry fruits, notes of loamy soil, dried herbs, and pepper, medium body, ripe tannins, and a fabulous sense of focus and elegance. This cuvée, composed of Swan, Mount Eden, 115, 667, and 777 clones, is going to have a decade of prime drinking. Drink: 2021-2031."
Product SKU 341796
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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