MELVILLE Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills 'Estate' 2014

This outstanding Pinot Noir was sourced from all 16 clones from Melville’s Sta. Rita Hills Estate. 40% of the fruit was fermented as whole-clusters with 60% gently de-stemmed in small (1.5 ton) open-top fermenters. Beginning with a bright bouquet of red cherries and red raspberry with rose petals and orange rind accents. Balanced and focused, with ripe red fruit flavors which are framed by pomegranate, guava puree and a hint of tangerine accents, all coming together beautifully on the palate. This is elegant, while maintaining a notable intensity and depth through the finish. The 2014 ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir is clearly one of the great values out of the Sta. Rita Hills. (Best 2017-2027) - August, 2017 (OB)


Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: August, 2017
  • Producer: Melville
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Drinking Window: 2017-2027
  • Estimated Value: $36
  • Country: United States
  • Region: California
  • Appellation: Santa Rita Hills
  • Importer: NA

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