Melville Estate Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2018
Mr. Dunnuck loves this Melville Estate Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir, and we love Mr. Dunnuck. Ergo, we're pretty crazy about this California Pinot. He calls it silky (among other things) and a screaming value; what's not to love about that?? We're picturing us, glasses, grilled salmon or piquant, meaty tapas, balsamic roast chicken, or a smoked Gouda and some crusty French bread, with a couple of bottles of this delicious Melville. What are you picturing?
Jeb Dunnuck: "Starting with the 2018 Pinot Noir Estate Sta. Rita Hills, which comes from vines around the estate and saw 40% stems, it reveals a medium ruby hue as well as a great bouquet of ripe cherry and raspberry fruits intermixed with beautiful violet and floral notes. Showing the purity and elegance of the vintage, it's medium-bodied and has a silky texture, no hard edges, and a great finish. As usual, it's a screaming value.” Aug 2020
Winery: "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."
|Varietal||100% Estate Pinot Noir|
|Region||Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California|