Melville

Inox Clone 76 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay

9.19 ratings
9.12 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
frank delzio

Bright straight ahead vibrant fruits... my summer go to

Bright straight ahead vibrant fruits... my summer go to

Jun 9th, 2016
Jim McCusker

My favorite of the chardonnays from Melville, the Inox never sees oak: 100% stainless steel. The higher acidity that approach imparts really allows the wine to age. This ine is drinking really well - and was still terrific the next day - which tells me that it has several years of life left (if only I had another bottle!).

My favorite of the chardonnays from Melville, the Inox never sees oak: 100% stainless steel. The higher acidity that approach imparts really allows the wine to age. This ine is drinking really well - and was still terrific the next day - which tells me that it has several years of life left (if only I had another bottle!).

Feb 2nd, 2021
Jim McCusker

One of the better incarnations of Melville’s stainless steel-fermented chardonnay. Aromas of lemon peel, candied melon, and a trace of flint. Terrific acidity, with a nice evolution of flavors on the palate that serve to fill the wine out. Surprisingly lingering finish given the degree of acidity, which suggests to me that this wine is going to be very interesting for quite a few years. Great job by the team at Melville!

One of the better incarnations of Melville’s stainless steel-fermented chardonnay. Aromas of lemon peel, candied melon, and a trace of flint. Terrific acidity, with a nice evolution of flavors on the palate that serve to fill the wine out. Surprisingly lingering finish given the degree of acidity, which suggests to me that this wine is going to be very interesting for quite a few years. Great job by the team at Melville!

Dec 24th, 2017
Shawn o'Grady

Excellent Chardonnay. All stainless allows the fruit to come foreword. Translucent color with perfect acidity. Easily approachable and perfect for a summer afternoon

Excellent Chardonnay. All stainless allows the fruit to come foreword. Translucent color with perfect acidity. Easily approachable and perfect for a summer afternoon

May 15th, 2017
Mark Howard

Another winner from one of my favorite local wineries. Flavors of white nectarines, hibiscus flowers, and ripe tropical fruits , pineapple. Rich round finish typical of a California chard.

Another winner from one of my favorite local wineries. Flavors of white nectarines, hibiscus flowers, and ripe tropical fruits , pineapple. Rich round finish typical of a California chard.

Jul 1st, 2016
Ty Richchouyrod

Ty had this 6 years ago

Ty had this 6 years ago

Apr 26th, 2016
Mike H.

Mike had this 5 years ago

Mike had this 5 years ago

Feb 19th, 2017
Richard Twomey

Richard had this 5 years ago

Richard had this 5 years ago

Dec 26th, 2016
Bev Perry

Bev had this 6 years ago

Bev had this 6 years ago

Sep 30th, 2016