Melville

Block M Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

9.117 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

In 1989, Melville Vineyards, 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 to Lompoc's Sta. Rita Hills, in Santa Barbara. Ruby, complex aromas of red fruits, spice and earthy notes. Palate shows cherry & plum with cola & tea notes, a bit of leather & spice. Ripe tannins, lingering ending with great mouthfeel and balanced with acidity. Will cellar well!

In 1989, Melville Vineyards, 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 to Lompoc's Sta. Rita Hills, in Santa Barbara. Ruby, complex aromas of red fruits, spice and earthy notes. Palate shows cherry & plum with cola & tea notes, a bit of leather & spice. Ripe tannins, lingering ending with great mouthfeel and balanced with acidity. Will cellar well!

Jul 2nd, 2019
Aaron Means

W/ stems.

W/ stems.

May 6th, 2017
JJ Lumia

Re last tasting. It was the bottle. Or perhaps bottle shock. This was terrific. Lots of cherry, earth, and baking spice. Fuller-bodied with supple tannins and a memorable finish. California style.

Re last tasting. It was the bottle. Or perhaps bottle shock. This was terrific. Lots of cherry, earth, and baking spice. Fuller-bodied with supple tannins and a memorable finish. California style.

Jul 4th, 2019
JJ Lumia

Please excuse the label damage. I have no excuse. I love Melville. So underrated. Super excited to find at Costco. I did not love this. Maybe it was the bottle. Have another one; will report back.

Please excuse the label damage. I have no excuse. I love Melville. So underrated. Super excited to find at Costco. I did not love this. Maybe it was the bottle. Have another one; will report back.

Mar 20th, 2019
RustyR

Open strawberry jam nose and red vines light on palate little earthy on flavors. Good

Open strawberry jam nose and red vines light on palate little earthy on flavors. Good

Dec 25th, 2018
Ray S
9.0

Opened this up during a snow storm and enjoyed every drop.

Opened this up during a snow storm and enjoyed every drop.

Nov 17th, 2018
Chris B.

Absolutely gorgeous. We picked this up from the winery last October and it definitely benefited from the year-long wait. Very smooth and the finish keeps going. Intoxicating smells of hibiscus and grilled game.... a hefty mouthful of blood orange... black tea and peppercorns to finish it off. Looking forward to the 2016.

Absolutely gorgeous. We picked this up from the winery last October and it definitely benefited from the year-long wait. Very smooth and the finish keeps going. Intoxicating smells of hibiscus and grilled game.... a hefty mouthful of blood orange... black tea and peppercorns to finish it off. Looking forward to the 2016.

Sep 30th, 2018
Chris B.

Note: I did not have this wine.

Note: I did not have this wine.

Sep 30th, 2018
Shawn o'Grady

Very translucent. Almost old world style in color and structure but very strong on flavors of black licorice and spiced candy

Very translucent. Almost old world style in color and structure but very strong on flavors of black licorice and spiced candy

May 15th, 2017
Jay Eagan

Jay had this a year ago

Jay had this a year ago

Oct 3rd, 2018