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One of the BEST from Melville!
A PINOT TO BE PROUD OF!

"Melville winery has long been both a staff and customer favorite here at the Wine House. Chad Melville’s commitment to whole cluster fruit with no new oak has become a benchmark for wines from the Sta. Rita Hills. The 95 point 2016 Melville Estate Pinot Noir is a stunning blend of all of the single-vineyard offerings they produce. It is like a greatest hits wine made from their different vineyards and clones; it's a beautifully nuanced Pinot Noir. Antonio Galloni of Vinous declares that it is ‘such a tremendous wine,’ and we couldn’t agree more. It's a an all American beauty and a terrific value-for-money  bottle... or a ‘no-brainer purchase,’ as Jeb Dunnuck puts it." – Glen Knight, The Wine House


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NOTE: The Wine House is not open for walk-in customers. We offer curbside pickup between 11AM and 6PM. Please see below for curbside pickup instructions and contact us before coming to the store.

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2016 Melville Estate Pinot Noir
95 Points Vinous
92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
92 Points Wine Enthusiast
91 Points Jeb Dunnuck
Wine House: $34.99
Sale: $29.99

95 Points: "The 2016 Pinot Noir Estate is a blend of the seventeen clones on the property. Freshly cut flowers, spice, mint, blood orange and dried flowers give the Estate beguiling aromatic complexity and nuance. There is a sense of translucent beauty in the 2016 that is fabulous, while the 40% whole clusters are very nicely integrated. This is such a tremendous wine." Antonio Galloni, Vinous (September 2019)

92 Points: "I'm the most proud of this wine," Chad Melville says. "This includes all 16 clones, around 130 different lots. It's like an orchestra, using what's left from the single-vineyard blends. To be able to pull aside those other sweet vineyard spots to bottle separately and still have this wine keep kicking ass—I'm becoming a better farmer and learning the land." Medium ruby in color, the 2016 Pinot Noir Estate has a very bright, sunny nose of tangerine peel, ripe red cherries, spiced cranberries and rhubarb with hints of tree bark, dried earth, oolong tea and crushed strawberries plus a white pepper hint. It's light to medium-bodied with a silky texture, intense, juicy earth-accented red fruits, softly grainy tannins and a long finish." – Erin Brooks, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (September 2019)

92 Points: "Focused aromas of black raspberry jam, peppercorns, light eucalyptus and white pepper show on the nose of this bottling. There is a snappy texture to the sip, where black-plum, tart cranberry and orange-peel flavors converge." – Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast (January 2020)

91 Points: "Starting with the value-priced 2016 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills, it was 60% destemmed, saw a long 30-day maceration, and was aged all in very old barrels. This medium ruby/plum-hued effort offers complex notes of macerated cherries, dried strawberries, forest floor, spice, and earth. With medium body, a light, elegant texture, ultra-fine tannins, and a great finish, it's a no-brainer purchase to enjoy over the coming 7-8 years (or more)." – Jeb Dunnuck (October 2019)

FROM THE WINERY

This is 100% Melville fruit from our Sta. Rita Hills estate, and is a collection of sixteen pinot noir clones. 40% of the fruit was fermented as whole-clusters with 60% gently de-stemmed in small (1.5 ton) open-top fermenters. Total skin and stem contact averaged 30 days (7day cold soak, 2 + weeks of fermentation and 1 + week extended maceration). From the press, the wine was transferred directly into neutral barrel (10+ year old French oak), where it remained sur lie without sulfur until June, when it was gently racked for the first time and prepared for bottling in August. Yields were 3.0 lbs/vine (2.9 tons/acre).

Tasting Notes: Pale ruby in color, ripe and vivid aromatics of red raspberry, orange zest and rhubarb spring from the glass. On the palate, savory notes of black tea, nori and eucalyptus mingle with fresh impressions of pomegranate, Bing cherry and plum skin. Soft tannins and fresh acidity, combined with the tenderness of the wine lead to a lengthy and cohesive finish.

AVA: Sta. Rita Hills
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Cases Produced: 4,877
Clones: 667, 777, 828, 113, 114, 115, 459, 943,2A, 9, 16, Pommard, Calera, Mount Eden, Swan & Merry Edwards
Fermentation: 40% whole cluster
Elevage: Aged in neutral barrel (10-20 year old French oak)
Alcohol: 14.0%

TO ARRANGE CURBSIDE PICKUP:

1) Place your online order.
- We will send you a confirmation email to let you know when your order has been processed

2) After you receive the email confirmation from us that your order has been processed, email us to tell us you want curbside pickup. Please let us know the make, model and color of your vehicle. Please give us 1.5 hours to get your order staged and consolidated with any other orders you may have placed.
- We will prepare your order(s), move them to the front of the store and send you a confirmation email that curbside pickup is ready.

3) Pull up in front of the store.
- We will put your order(s) in your vehicle.

IMPORTANT: Curbside pickup is only available between 11AM and 6PM.

Due to the large number of phone calls we have been receiving and the time it takes to consolidate orders, you do NOT need to phone our store for curbside pickup. If you get the email that your wine is ready for curbside pickup, just pull up in front!

CONTACT US


The Wine House
2311 Cotner Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1877


310.479.3731 or 800.626.9463

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