Melville

Inox Clone 76 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay

9.114 ratings
8.93 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Clear straw yellow color. Aromas of tropical fruit with sweet lemon/lime and herb nuances. Palate shows juicy lemons and crisp apple flavors. The wine shows good depth, balance, acidity, and finishes with spicy oak.

Clear straw yellow color. Aromas of tropical fruit with sweet lemon/lime and herb nuances. Palate shows juicy lemons and crisp apple flavors. The wine shows good depth, balance, acidity, and finishes with spicy oak.

Mar 6th, 2016
Brandon Farley

Brandon had this 6 years ago

Brandon had this 6 years ago

Nov 16th, 2014
@mtpete

Leesy but no malo. Great texture & minerality

Leesy but no malo. Great texture & minerality

Nov 8th, 2014
Jim McCusker

These are SO much more interesting with a few years under their belt. Excellent!

These are SO much more interesting with a few years under their belt. Excellent!

Jul 17th, 2020
Chris LoRusso

Very smooth with hints of citrus. Not too buttery or Oak. Really great Chard!

Very smooth with hints of citrus. Not too buttery or Oak. Really great Chard!

Dec 22nd, 2015
Jim McCusker

The 2013 vintage of Melville's all stainless steel chardonnay. Steely acidity, this wine is like a CA version of a premier cru Chablis. Very tight temperature window to balance fruit and acidity, I suspect this needs 1-2 more years in the cellar to integrate. Good wine now, but could be great in a couple of years.

The 2013 vintage of Melville's all stainless steel chardonnay. Steely acidity, this wine is like a CA version of a premier cru Chablis. Very tight temperature window to balance fruit and acidity, I suspect this needs 1-2 more years in the cellar to integrate. Good wine now, but could be great in a couple of years.

Apr 4th, 2015
TJ Girsch

TJ had this 2 years ago

TJ had this 2 years ago

Jul 25th, 2018
J
9.2

J had this 4 years ago

J had this 4 years ago

Oct 24th, 2016
Rianna Bennett

Rianna had this 4 years ago

Rianna had this 4 years ago

Apr 18th, 2016
Kia Almeida

Kia had this 5 years ago

Kia had this 5 years ago

Aug 22nd, 2015