2008 Melville - Pinot Noir Estate Verna's 750ml

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2008 Melville - Pinot Noir Estate Verna's
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($24) Vivid ruby-red. Pungent aromas of redcurrant and cherry, with a smoky underbrush quality that gains strength with air. Juicy red fruit flavors are given spine by zingy acidity and pick up a spicy quality on the back half. Nervy and precise, with good finishing clarity and musky persistence.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 153

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Author: Andre L593
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 01/05/2010
Absolutely delicious! Great, plush texture, juicy fruit, fine tannins and deep, penetrating. Outstanding value at this price point. I drink this wine every year and it just gets better and better every year.

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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