MELVILLE Chardonnay 'Clone 76 - Inox' 2016

The 2016 ‘Inox’ (A French term for Stainless Steel) originates from a 1.8-acre block of clone 76 Chardonnay, planted to extremely sandy soils on the west side of Melville’s vineyards. This vivid chardonnay opens to a bright bouquet of nectarine, citrus, Bosc pear and Pazzaz apple. Beautifully balanced, this leads to ripe flavors of orchard fruits, lemon curd, pink grapefruit framed by a citrus edge. Lovely acidity keeps this fresh and vibrant through the finish. (Best 2017-2023) - August, 2017 (OB)


Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: August, 2017
  • Producer: Melville
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Drinking Window: 2017-2023
  • Estimated Value: $40
  • Country: United States
  • Region: California
  • Appellation: Santa Rita Hills
  • Importer: NA

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