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Melville Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills Estate 2018

Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California
JD 94
AG 92
WA 92
13.9% ABV
Item # 338279

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750ml
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94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2018 Syrah Estate Sta. Rita Hills is another rocking value. Seeing roughly 40% stems and all neutral oak, this deep purple/plum-colored 2018 gives up gamey, Northern Rhône-like notes of peppery herbs, tapenade, smoked black fruits, and violets. It tastes like a Cornas from Matthieu Barrett and will drink beautifully for a decade. Drink: 2020-2030. (8/4/20)"

92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Pinot Noir Estate is ethereal and nicely lifted, with terrific purity and tons of immediacy. Crushed raspberry and strawberry fruit lead into floral notes in a gracious Pinot that offers a striking window into the property, with its 17 clones of Pinot, and a house style that favors elegance. Drink: 2021-2030. (Aug 2020)"

92 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "Pale to medium ruby, the 2018 Pinot Noir Estate has very pretty aromas of charcuterie, rose petal, strawberry, tea leaves and earth. The palate is medium-bodied, silky and super juicy with earth and spice-tinged fruits and a long, perfumed finish. 4,132 cases produced. Drink: 2020-2025. (Oct 2020)"

Producer notes: "Rich magenta in color, lively and vivid aromatics of fresh cranberry, lychee fruit, cherry pie filling and orange oil spring from the glass. In the background, floral notes of honeysuckle and apple blossom weave alongside spicy, herbal impressions of dried black tea leaf, bramble and cardamom. The mouthfeel is polished initially, with juicy acidity and focused tannins on the finish that add gorgeous weight and complexity."
94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2018 Syrah Estate Sta. Rita Hills is another rocking value. Seeing roughly 40% stems and all neutral oak, this deep purple/plum-colored 2018 gives up gamey, Northern Rhône-like notes of peppery herbs, tapenade, smoked black fruits, and violets. It tastes like a Cornas from Matthieu Barrett and will drink beautifully for a decade. Drink: 2020-2030. (8/4/20)"

92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Pinot Noir Estate is ethereal and nicely lifted, with terrific purity and tons of immediacy. Crushed raspberry and strawberry fruit lead into floral notes in a gracious Pinot that offers a striking window into the property, with its 17 clones of Pinot, and a house style that favors elegance. Drink: 2021-2030. (Aug 2020)"

92 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "Pale to medium ruby, the 2018 Pinot Noir Estate has very pretty aromas of charcuterie, rose petal, strawberry, tea leaves and earth. The palate is medium-bodied, silky and super juicy with earth and spice-tinged fruits and a long, perfumed finish. 4,132 cases produced. Drink: 2020-2025. (Oct 2020)"

Producer notes: "Rich magenta in color, lively and vivid aromatics of fresh cranberry, lychee fruit, cherry pie filling and orange oil spring from the glass. In the background, floral notes of honeysuckle and apple blossom weave alongside spicy, herbal impressions of dried black tea leaf, bramble and cardamom. The mouthfeel is polished initially, with juicy acidity and focused tannins on the finish that add gorgeous weight and complexity."
Product SKU 338279
Producer Melville
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 13.9%
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