This needs time to breathe as alcohol volume is high and was at first very acidic in mouth. Once it’s decanted, cooled for 90 minutes it relaxed. Opening with intense Maraschino Cherry flavour, a hint of pencil lead hyphenated the heat of menthol and welcomes a strawberry finish still heated by eucalyptus that fills both nose and mouth.
Acidity reduced to underlying saline in the background and thickness in mouth
The menthol is a bit overpowering for Turkey dinner.🍷 — 5 days ago
This is a very tasty Malbec from Santa Barbara County.
Deep purple in color.
Fruit forward and dry with medium acidity and a tangy finish.
Showing black fruits with chocolates, oak, light vanilla, vegetables, tobacco, spices and peppercorn. Tasty and interesting.
Easy drinking and spicy.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
14% alcohol by volume.
90 points. — an hour ago
Wow wow excellent chenin!! Crisp and juicy acidity, green apples, honey blossoms and wet pnw forest floor — a month ago
Tried a Sample and bought a bottle. In 1989, Melville Vineyards, was founded in Sonoma, where Ron Melville grew high quality, Chard, Merlot, and Cab Sauv. In 1996, Ron's desire to grow Pinot Noir brought Melville Vineyards to Lompoc's Sta. Rita Hills, in Santa Barbara County. Ruby with aromas of sweet red fruits and vivid spice. Flavors of raspberry and strawberry, currant like, adding cinnamon and leathery notes. Fine tannins, lingering ending with nice mouthfeel bringing back fruit and subtle spice. Nice! — 6 days ago