Melville

Estate Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

9.045 ratings
9.28 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
Sipping Fine Wine

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, Tasting Sample.

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, Tasting Sample.

Jun 30th, 2019
Jay Eagan

Great bottle - bonus - I have a little picture of Chad to the right of the bottle!

Great bottle - bonus - I have a little picture of Chad to the right of the bottle!

Aug 6th, 2018
Jonathan Wall

Beautiful and elegant. Matched great with our grilled salmon.

Beautiful and elegant. Matched great with our grilled salmon.

Apr 13th, 2018
Jim Chen

Prefer their syrahs.

Prefer their syrahs.

1 person found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2017
Sommelara

This is one wine that gives you pleasure on every sip.

This is one wine that gives you pleasure on every sip.

1 person found it helpfulDec 4th, 2017
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.0

John had this 2 years ago

John had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulNov 24th, 2017
Simon Weston

Red fruits, cola and a smooth finish. Nicely balanced. Good stuff.

Red fruits, cola and a smooth finish. Nicely balanced. Good stuff.

Mar 31st, 2019
Alexandra Albin

Lovely example of California Pinot. Very Round, Warm, but not too warm. Silky finish...

Lovely example of California Pinot. Very Round, Warm, but not too warm. Silky finish...

Jan 5th, 2019
Neal Krishna Devaraj

Ok. A bit of an odd aftertaste

Ok. A bit of an odd aftertaste

Jun 18th, 2018
Timothy Lynch

Praise aplenty to be sure...I don't get it.

Praise aplenty to be sure...I don't get it.

Mar 22nd, 2018