Block M Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2014

After Jim’s post of the ‘12, I figured I would try one of the ‘14’s. Good choice. Very earthy and fruity with that characteristic Melville lip smacking spice that makes their Pinot’s so special. This one is drinking well right now. — 19 days ago

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Estate Sta. Rita Hills Syrah 2012

Still drinking great - if you could make jam from smoked brisket and dark plum - you got it! — a month ago

Ron, Tom and 4 others liked this

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Santa Barbara County Syrah 2017

The second vintage of this new label from Greg Brewer, this one reminds me to some extent of some of the limited release syrahs that he made at Melville a few years back. Lots of spice and candied blackberries on the nose, the wine was pretty closed on the palate initially, with more earthy overtones than I picked up on the nose. Definitely needs more time: while the tannins are sweet and well-integrated, the wine is pretty tight even after 10-15 min in the glass. If you want to open up a bottle of this now I’d recommend decanting a couple of hours in advance. Otherwise, let this one rest in your cellar for 2-3 years. — 11 hours ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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Indigène Pinot Noir 2016

2016 small lot only 270 cases produced. Always consistently good wines from this winery. Chad Melville does a terrific job with these vineyard specific wines. Their Chardonnays are terrific but their Pinot Noir’s are world class and always earn 90+ pts. This is a gem, thanks Chad! @MellvilleWinery — 12 days ago

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Estate Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2016

A Shabu Shabu lunch with a .375 of Melville Pinot on a cold June gloom afternoon! This Pinot is so consistent and the dark cheery is dominate. Happy Sunday. — a month ago

Tom, Shay and 10 others liked this


Terraces Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2012

Aging really well - got to love Santa Rita Hills and thanks to a pioneer Ron Melville. — 2 months ago

Shay, Tom and 14 others liked this


Inox Clone 76 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2013

These are SO much more interesting with a few years under their belt. Excellent! — 20 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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Paul, Stephen and 23 others liked this


Syrah Donna's 2017

Better than prisoner! So complex!!! Yet somehow great for summer!! — a month ago

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Estate Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2009

For an 11 year old chard it still has lots of life - acidity is great and the balance of a well crafted wine is obvious. — 2 months ago

Mike, Tom and 5 others liked this


Sandy's Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017

Loved this pinot! Given to us by JeRF — 2 months ago

Michael Anderson
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