2004 Melville - Pinot Noir Estate 750ml

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WA 92   VF 94   Customer 90
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

The seductive, sexy, up-front 2004 Pinot Noir Estate exhibits sweet black cherry and strawberry fruit that bring to mind a framboise cocktail. A soft underpinning of acidity results in a fleshy, appealing character that is hard to resist. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.

Drink Dates: 2006-2011
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 166

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Vinfolio | Rating: 94

A lush, focused nose of red and blue fruits shows well integrated mineral and hints of cinnamon and spice. The palate of black cherry, blue plum and berries is balanced with finely wrought acidity.

Drink Dates: 2005-2010
Author: Vinfolio Team
Issue: 18

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Customer Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 88
Author: VinoDeparture
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 04/28/2010

2 of 2 people found this review useful.

Rating: 90
Author: Serl Z
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 08/04/2009

Rating: 93
Author: MJM
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 06/24/2009
sad this was my last...great drinking and suspect it will hold another 5 years

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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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