Melville Estate Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2013

$33.99

One of our favorite Pinot Noir producers from Santa Barbara. Greg Brewer's touch with Pinot should be discovered by all Pinophiles! 94 Points Antonio Galloni:  "Crushed red berries, mint, flowers and cinnamon lift from the glass in the 2012 Pinot Noir Estate Sta. Rita Hills. This is one of the most polished, refined and aromatically expressive wines I have tasted from Melville. What a gorgeous, radian and totally sexy wine this is 100% of the fruit is from the winerie's Santa Rita Hills Estate vineyard.

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Ratings on Delectable

Severn Goodwin Delectable Pro

Very creamy oak, green vegetable notes, but more like fresh cut (smokey) flower stems, interesting but not my style.

Very creamy oak, green vegetable notes, but more like fresh cut (smokey) flower stems, interesting but not my style.

9.1

Will Atkinson Delectable Pro

Little boozy, but good. Rich.

Little boozy, but good. Rich.

8.2

George Chen Delectable Pro

Drink this a quaffing daily wine and still just love it! Not a better value produced making terroir driven family winemaker in the region. Melville is a steal in the wine world !

Drink this a quaffing daily wine and still just love it! Not a better value produced making terroir driven family winemaker in the region. Melville is a steal in the wine world !

9.0

Austin Hohnke Delectable Pro

Beautiful balance. Fruit forward notes of cranberry and black cherry zing are complimented with umami, raspberry and stewed strawberry characteristic. A kiss of spicy oak and the 14% alc. make this a great choice for filet mignon or standard BBQ fare.

Beautiful balance. Fruit forward notes of cranberry and black cherry zing are complimented with umami, raspberry and stewed strawberry characteristic. A kiss of spicy oak and the 14% alc. make this a great choice for filet mignon or standard BBQ fare.

9.0

Kevin Hinchman Delectable Pro

One of the best. You never go wrong with Melville.

One of the best. You never go wrong with Melville.

8.8

JJ Lumia

I love Melville. Terrific wines and a great value across the board. Sadly this is my last one. On the sweeter side, but not extracted and well-balanced. Lots of cherry cola, cinnamon and floral notes. I keep saying I’m going to get on their mailing list. I just need to suck it up and do it.

I love Melville. Terrific wines and a great value across the board. Sadly this is my last one. On the sweeter side, but not extracted and well-balanced. Lots of cherry cola, cinnamon and floral notes. I keep saying I’m going to get on their mailing list. I just need to suck it up and do it.

9.3

Carol Bresnahan

Enjoyed with family at Christmas

Enjoyed with family at Christmas

9.0

Michael Mathews

Bright tart and just awesome Pinot. 40% whole stem fermentation makes this Pinot a bit bigger and quite a bit better. This is a sure keeper!

Bright tart and just awesome Pinot. 40% whole stem fermentation makes this Pinot a bit bigger and quite a bit better. This is a sure keeper!

9.2

Craig Stanfield Delectable Pro

Crowd pleaser. Not too complex but has enough to satisfy.

Crowd pleaser. Not too complex but has enough to satisfy.

8.8

Jeff D Delectable Pro

Good village-level Pinot - forward, ripe, red fruit with an appealingly tart edge, and some smoky complexity.

Good village-level Pinot - forward, ripe, red fruit with an appealingly tart edge, and some smoky complexity.

8.8

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