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Melville Pinot Noir Estate Santa Rita Hills 2022 750ml

SKU: 033161 ISBN: 705105169873
$36.99
90+

Wine Information:

Country: United States

Region: California

Sub-Region:

Appellation: Santa Rita Hills

Variety: Pinot Noir

Type: Reds

Size: 750ml

$36.99

93 The 2022 Pinot Noir Estate was vinified with 40% whole clusters and matured in used oak. The nose is bursting with cranberry, pomegranate, mushrooms, woodsmoke and underbrush. The medium-bodied palate has a core of earth and spice-laced fruit. It has a frame of chalky tannins and juicy acidity and a long, nuanced finish.

93 Points Baked cherry and boysenberry aromas meet with dark earth, star anise and eucalyptus leaf aromas on the nose of this appellation cuvée. There's a rich body to the palate, but the ripe cherry flavor stays vibrant and energized, bolstered by green sage and lemon-peel elements. (2022).

Winemaker Notes: The aromatics instantly permeate the glass, ripe red plums, cloves, and orange zest. When tasting, the flavors of Bing Cherry, raspberry and blackberry race over the entire palate and are followed by black tea and tarragon. A harmonious backbone of silky tannins and energetic acidity give this wine real verve.