Melville Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills Estate 2017

Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California
WE 95
JD 94
AG 91
Item # 337328

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750ml
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95 points Wine Enthusiast: "[$38 list] Crisp aromas of raspberry sorbet and cherry-mint glaze meet with a touch of green herbs and menthol on the nose of this bottling, which enlivens the senses. Fresh strawberry and blistered tomato flavors arise on the sip, backed by eucalyptus and pine-needle touches, making for a glass that's guzzled quickly. Alcohol 13.9%. (Sep 2020)"

94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Coming from vines around the estate, the 2017 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills is based on a mix of clones and was 60% destemmed and brought up all in totally neutral oak. It’s a classic Melville Pinot Noir that jumps from the glass with its spiced red and black fruits, dried flower, marine-like salinity, bay leaf, and forest floor aromas and flavors. Balanced, medium-bodied, and elegant on the palate, with light tannins and nicely integrated acidity, it can be drunk today or cellared for a decade. Drink: 2020-2030. (May 2020)"

91 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$38 list] The 2017 Pinot Noir Estate is a very pretty, open-knit wine that captures the essence of the Melville house style. Holiday spice cake, dried cherry, blood orange and floral overtones all take shape in an exotic, beautifully perfumed Pinot that can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring. The Estate is a blend of 17 clones, which no doubt adds to the wine's layers of complexity. Drink: 2020-2029. (Aug 2020)"
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95 points Wine Enthusiast: "[$38 list] Crisp aromas of raspberry sorbet and cherry-mint glaze meet with a touch of green herbs and menthol on the nose of this bottling, which enlivens the senses. Fresh strawberry and blistered tomato flavors arise on the sip, backed by eucalyptus and pine-needle touches, making for a glass that's guzzled quickly. Alcohol 13.9%. (Sep 2020)"

94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Coming from vines around the estate, the 2017 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills is based on a mix of clones and was 60% destemmed and brought up all in totally neutral oak. It’s a classic Melville Pinot Noir that jumps from the glass with its spiced red and black fruits, dried flower, marine-like salinity, bay leaf, and forest floor aromas and flavors. Balanced, medium-bodied, and elegant on the palate, with light tannins and nicely integrated acidity, it can be drunk today or cellared for a decade. Drink: 2020-2030. (May 2020)"

91 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$38 list] The 2017 Pinot Noir Estate is a very pretty, open-knit wine that captures the essence of the Melville house style. Holiday spice cake, dried cherry, blood orange and floral overtones all take shape in an exotic, beautifully perfumed Pinot that can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring. The Estate is a blend of 17 clones, which no doubt adds to the wine's layers of complexity. Drink: 2020-2029. (Aug 2020)"
Product SKU 337328
Producer Melville
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color Red
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