2006 Melville - Pinot Noir Terraces Estate 750ml

USA - California - Santa Barbara - Santa Rita Hills/ Red / Pinot Noir   |     Watch

WA 93   Collector 94
2006 Melville - Pinot Noir Terraces Estate Front View
This wine is currently sold out. However, many times we can still locate this wine for you. Use the contact form below to request assistance.
You can also bid on this wine. Contact us to learn how.

Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

The 2006 Pinot Noir Terraces is deep ruby/purple in color, displays lots of red and blue fruits, is full-bodied, doesn't have the nuances of the 115 or the High Density, but is not far behind in character, power, richness, and appeal. It should drink nicely for 5-7 years as well.

Drink Dates: 2008-2015
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 180

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 96
Author: coatsleeve
Tasted On: 06/24/2010
Drink Dates:

Rating: 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.

Rating: 93
Author: Patrick
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/24/2010

Rating: 92
Author: gotwine
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 10/09/2009

Average rating: 93, based on 5 reviews
More Vintages and Sizes of Melville - Pinot Noir Terraces Estate:

Collector Data For This Wine

208 bottles owned by 86 collectors.

  The Vinfolio Difference  

Since its founding in 2003, Vinfolio has brought the rarest and highest-quality wines to the the collector market. Located in San Francisco and Napa, we are a company of wine experts who understand and value the importance of wine provenance. Our premium supplier relationships and first-in-class technology help us protect your wine from sourcing through shipping with extraordinary care that only we can provide. Don't trust your fine wine with anything less!

Learn More

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.

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir

Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

VinCellar Collectors Who Own This Wine Also Own

Recommended For You

Loading, please wait...

Get early access to new arrivals and special offers