2006 Melville - Pinot Noir Terraces Estate 750ml

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2006 Melville - Pinot Noir Terraces Estate
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Reviews For This Wine

Score: 96
Author: coatsleeve
Tasted On: 06/24/2010
Drink Dates:
Score: 93
Author: Patrick
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/24/2010
Score: 95
Author: maulmatt
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 12/21/2009
Drink Dates: 2010-2013
Site Blog: Wine And I The wine is brick red in color with soft violet hues, medium in body and extract. A profound mix of aromas are present on the nose- bing cherry, raspberry, Dr. Pepper, cloves, cinnamon, truffles, mushrooms. The flavors are ripe and powerful but very elegant- black cherry, vanilla, red currants, mushrooms, forest floor, allspice, and raspberry all come to mind. The alcohol comes in at 14.9%, but the wine doesn't suffer for it. It has a tart and vibrant acidity and tannins that are silky. The wine drinks with a luxurious feel in the mouth. The finish is long with plenty more red fruit and spice.
Score: 92
Author: gotwine
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 10/09/2009

About This Producer

In 1996 Melville Vineyards made the bold move from Knights Valley to the Santa Rita Hills appellation, where Ron Melville and his sons set up the estate property with a focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Santa Rita microclimate, with its coastal winds and fog, provided the Melvilles the perfect locale for their 139 planted acres of Pinot, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Viognier. Winemaker Greg Brewer, of Brewer-Clifton fame, oversees production at Melville.

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