Melville

Estate Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

9.0166 ratings
9.028 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
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.1

Underrated Pinot Noir. Lovely, balanced and delicious.

Underrated Pinot Noir. Lovely, balanced and delicious.

1 person found it helpfulAug 8th, 2015
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.0

Thanks @David Alperstein for bringing this to Mexico. Pairs beautifully w/ dinner.

Thanks @David Alperstein for bringing this to Mexico. Pairs beautifully w/ dinner.

1 person found it helpfulApr 29th, 2015
Kuan Lim

It is like walking through a rose garden, ; a mixture of rose petal, wet soil, a hints of oak....
following up with a black raspberry, ripe cherry and thyme on the nose.
Great intensity, balance, silky, moderate tannin, medium acidity and herbal finish.
Very Volnay like except for the lower in acidity !!!!
14% ABV
@Lauren Luquet @Lirette Selections

It is like walking through a rose garden, ; a mixture of rose petal, wet soil, a hints of oak....
following up with a black raspberry, ripe cherry and thyme on the nose.
Great intensity, balance, silky, moderate tannin, medium acidity and herbal finish.
Very Volnay like except for the lower in acidity !!!!
14% ABV
@Lauren Luquet @Lirette Selections

1 person found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2015
WineMascot

A touch ripe but nice balance ptherwise. Fun.

A touch ripe but nice balance ptherwise. Fun.

Nov 9th, 2015
Steve Bachmann

I buy this 6 or more bottles at a time. Solid.

I buy this 6 or more bottles at a time. Solid.

May 27th, 2015
Sean Calder

Blogger Vinifico! The Original Vancouver Wine Blog

9.0

Smoky and juicy dark fruit finish up with soft tannins and earthy minerality.

Smoky and juicy dark fruit finish up with soft tannins and earthy minerality.

Apr 24th, 2015
Katy Jossy Simanski

Concentrated fruit balanced with well integrated oak. Lots of alcohol and acid to carry through for aging.

Concentrated fruit balanced with well integrated oak. Lots of alcohol and acid to carry through for aging.

Apr 12th, 2015
Matt Sterr

Cherry and earth. Lovely.

Cherry and earth. Lovely.

Mar 3rd, 2015
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.0

Reminds me of Bohan Dillon. Very nice.

Reminds me of Bohan Dillon. Very nice.

Nov 30th, 2014
Ross Cobb

Owner/Winemaker Cobb Wines, Winemaker Hirsch Vineyards, Claypool Cellars, Banshee Wines

9.0

Good wine from the Brewer. Balanced.

Good wine from the Brewer. Balanced.

Nov 23rd, 2014