Melville Estate Pinot Noir 2014
|Appellation||Sta. Rita Hills|
Wine EnthusiastLight raspberry-sorbet notes meet with fresh fennel fronds, pepper and cinnamon on the nose of this bottling from Chad Melville and family. It's tight and tart on the palate, with dried cranberry, pine needle and eucalyptus flavors that juxtapose with the more fruit-driven nose.
Wine AdvocateSpice box, wild herbs, black currants and black cherry notes all emerge from this nicely fruited, plump, mouth-filling 2014 Pinot Noir Estate, which has present tannin and a solid finish. Mostly destemmed and aged 11 months in neutral barrels, it's a good value and will drink well for 4-5 years.
Wine SpectatorA zesty style, with hints of white pepper to the crushed berry and cherry tart flavors. Suave on the finish, showing notes of mocha and plenty of savory spice elements. Drink now through 2020. 12,005 cases made.