Melville Block M Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2015

Ratings on Delectable

Jay Eagan Delectable Pro

Because of 70% stem inclusion you get a little forrest floor with blueberry - tannins are still persistent.

Because of 70% stem inclusion you get a little forrest floor with blueberry - tannins are still persistent.

9.3

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

In 1989, Melville Vineyards, 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 to Lompoc's Sta. Rita Hills, in Santa Barbara. Ruby, complex aromas of red fruits, spice and earthy notes. Palate shows cherry & plum with cola & tea notes, a bit of leather & spice. Ripe tannins, lingering ending with great mouthfeel and balanced with acidity. Will cellar well!

In 1989, Melville Vineyards, 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 to Lompoc's Sta. Rita Hills, in Santa Barbara. Ruby, complex aromas of red fruits, spice and earthy notes. Palate shows cherry & plum with cola & tea notes, a bit of leather & spice. Ripe tannins, lingering ending with great mouthfeel and balanced with acidity. Will cellar well!

9.2

Aaron Means Delectable Pro

W/ stems.

W/ stems.

9.1

JJ Lumia

Re last tasting. It was the bottle. Or perhaps bottle shock. This was terrific. Lots of cherry, earth, and baking spice. Fuller-bodied with supple tannins and a memorable finish. California style.

Re last tasting. It was the bottle. Or perhaps bottle shock. This was terrific. Lots of cherry, earth, and baking spice. Fuller-bodied with supple tannins and a memorable finish. California style.

9.2

JJ Lumia

Please excuse the label damage. I have no excuse. I love Melville. So underrated. Super excited to find at Costco. I did not love this. Maybe it was the bottle. Have another one; will report back.

Please excuse the label damage. I have no excuse. I love Melville. So underrated. Super excited to find at Costco. I did not love this. Maybe it was the bottle. Have another one; will report back.

8.6

RustyR

Open strawberry jam nose and red vines light on palate little earthy on flavors. Good

Open strawberry jam nose and red vines light on palate little earthy on flavors. Good

8.8

Ray S

Opened this up during a snow storm and enjoyed every drop.

Opened this up during a snow storm and enjoyed every drop.

9.0

Chris B.

Absolutely gorgeous. We picked this up from the winery last October and it definitely benefited from the year-long wait. Very smooth and the finish keeps going. Intoxicating smells of hibiscus and grilled game.... a hefty mouthful of blood orange... black tea and peppercorns to finish it off. Looking forward to the 2016.

Absolutely gorgeous. We picked this up from the winery last October and it definitely benefited from the year-long wait. Very smooth and the finish keeps going. Intoxicating smells of hibiscus and grilled game.... a hefty mouthful of blood orange... black tea and peppercorns to finish it off. Looking forward to the 2016.

9.4

Chris B.

Note: I did not have this wine.

Note: I did not have this wine.

8.9

Shawn o'Grady

Very translucent. Almost old world style in color and structure but very strong on flavors of black licorice and spiced candy

Very translucent. Almost old world style in color and structure but very strong on flavors of black licorice and spiced candy

9.2

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  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

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    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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