Melville Estate Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2013

9.053 ratings on Delectable
$29.95

One of the best values in Pinot Noir out there is Melville's 2013 Pinot Noir Estate and it overdelivers in just about every vintage. Firing on all cylinders on this occasion, with complex red fruits, rose petal and sous bois aromas and flavors all soaring from the glass, it's medium-bodied, ripe and expansive, with lots of Sta. Rita character, integrated acidity and a clean, nicely focused finish... it's a beauty to buy by the case and enjoy over the coming 4-5 years. eRobertParker.com

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Ratings on Delectable

Will Atkinson Delectable Pro

Little boozy, but good. Rich.

Little boozy, but good. Rich.

8.2

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

Craig Stanfield

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

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

8.8

Jeff Dixon

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

Marc Miller

Quaffable party wine. Enjoyable but lacked depth, character, complexity. Tastes like supermarket wine that goes for much less $$ even though at $40 this is a mid-to-mid-low-range wine. I can't think of when I would ever want this as it's too expensive to bring to the party and not good enough for pairing with food.

Quaffable party wine. Enjoyable but lacked depth, character, complexity. Tastes like supermarket wine that goes for much less $$ even though at $40 this is a mid-to-mid-low-range wine. I can't think of when I would ever want this as it's too expensive to bring to the party and not good enough for pairing with food.

7.4

JJ Lumia

Strawberry with accents of rose petals and cinnamon. The finish is long, peppery and memorable. Always fantastic, always reliable. And still one of the best values in Pinot you can find. One to always have on hand.

Strawberry with accents of rose petals and cinnamon. The finish is long, peppery and memorable. Always fantastic, always reliable. And still one of the best values in Pinot you can find. One to always have on hand.

9.3

John Angle

Great drinking wine. An enjoyable and complex fruit-forward pinot. Tasting notes of jam, figs, and cinnamon. Ruby colored with a lingering finish that I enjoyed more as I drank it

Great drinking wine. An enjoyable and complex fruit-forward pinot. Tasting notes of jam, figs, and cinnamon. Ruby colored with a lingering finish that I enjoyed more as I drank it

9.1

Robert McNally

Fruity and aromatic. Light and breezy Pinot. Very good stuff

Fruity and aromatic. Light and breezy Pinot. Very good stuff

8.9

R David Fuhrman

Over ripe stewed fruit - 2013

Over ripe stewed fruit - 2013

8.6

Justin S.

Very tasty; opened up very nicely. Estate.

Very tasty; opened up very nicely. Estate.

9.5