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Melville Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2014Melville Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2014
Size: 750ml
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Central Coast
Producer: Melville

WA 90 WE 94 Decanter 93

Brilliant ruby in color, vivid aromatics of red currants, cedar and cinnamon stick spring from the glass. On the palate, delicate and lifted floral notes of crushed rose petal and hibiscus are anchored by more tender impressions of strawberry gelatin, tangerine oil, black cherry compote and baked red apples. The mouthfeel is focused and vibrant, possessing a gorgeous mineral component along with lively acidity that augment the wine’s generous and cohesive finish.


"Spice box, wild herbs, black currants and black cherry notes all emerge from this nicely fruited, plump, mouth-filling 2014 Pinot Noir Estate, which has present tannin and a solid finish." -Rated 90, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Light raspberry-sorbet notes meet with fresh fennel fronds, pepper and cinnamon on the nose of this bottling from Chad Melville and family. It's tight and tart on the palate, with dried cranberry, pine needle and eucalyptus flavors that juxtapose with the more fruit-driven nose." -Rated 94, Wine Enthusiast

"Dry, intense strawberries and red cherries meld together with an almost feral leathery scent. The fruit is taught and modern, and ends on a cool, refreshing, lingering finish." -Rated 93, Decanter