Melville

Block M Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

9.120 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
George Chen

14 drinking near peak of mature brightness and silky tannins - really balanced front to back...I really love Melville! I think it’s the most underrated winery in the US likely! Really expressive and nice pure fruit!

14 drinking near peak of mature brightness and silky tannins - really balanced front to back...I really love Melville! I think it’s the most underrated winery in the US likely! Really expressive and nice pure fruit!

Aug 17th, 2019
J D
9.1

Ripe red fruit, earthy with herbal complexity and notable tannin structure; very likely significant stem inclusion. This has all the right pieces, but probably could have used another year in bottle to come together.

Ripe red fruit, earthy with herbal complexity and notable tannin structure; very likely significant stem inclusion. This has all the right pieces, but probably could have used another year in bottle to come together.

Feb 14th, 2018
George Chen

Block M has the same balance and small batch feel of Sandy's but bit broodier in a good way...love Melville and what they do. Best value wine in the region!

Block M has the same balance and small batch feel of Sandy's but bit broodier in a good way...love Melville and what they do. Best value wine in the region!

May 28th, 2017
Phil Castellano

Still a fabulous Block M!

Still a fabulous Block M!

Aug 8th, 2020
Phil Castellano

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.

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.

Jul 17th, 2020
Phil Castellano

Fruit galore!

Fruit galore!

Jun 30th, 2020
Jim McCusker

Took some time to open ip, but then was quite good. Probably needs a coupke of more years to really sing.

Took some time to open ip, but then was quite good. Probably needs a coupke of more years to really sing.

Dec 24th, 2018
Hari Patel

Typical light red Pinot color, licorice on the nose and black berry and peppery finish. What I didn't appreciate about this wine the bitter finish.

Typical light red Pinot color, licorice on the nose and black berry and peppery finish. What I didn't appreciate about this wine the bitter finish.

Mar 1st, 2017
Austin Blackwell

Black Cherry, Cherry Pie, and clove-like spice. Nice supple tannins and body

Black Cherry, Cherry Pie, and clove-like spice. Nice supple tannins and body

Jan 23rd, 2017
Aaron Means

Aaron had this 3 years ago

Aaron had this 3 years ago

May 6th, 2017