Melville Pinot Noir Sandy's 2016

SKU : C84787

RP 91   WE 96  

Size : 750 ml

Vintage : 2014

Type : Pinot Noir

Producer : Melville

Tags: Red Wine, Santa Rita Hills, United States


Description

#22 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2018

Shimmering ruby red, with enticing components of dried rose petal, sage, cigar box and toasted fennel come through initially while delicate hints of candied cranberry, dried mushrooms and apple cider linger in the background. The mouthfeel is lush and velvety, with prickly tannins that deliver lift and gorgeous texture to a cohesive and elongated finish.

The Sandy’s block is named in honor of Ron Melville’s sister and was deliberately planted on the extremely sandy northwest section of our east vineyard. Sandy’s has performed heroically over the years particularly when considering its extreme location combined with the poor, well drained soils of this section. This block also contains clonal material representative of our new era of plantings and includes selections from Calera (Clone 90) and clones 37, 459 and 114. These four selections, when planted on sand, produce wildly intense and pretty aromatics with a very ethereal and harmonic palate impression.

96 Points Wine Enthusiast - Aromas of snappy pomegranate, smashed pine, dewy chaparral and dried carnation show on the epic nose of this bottling by Chad Melville, who took over winemaking duties on this vintage. It’s crisp and bright in feel, where sour cherry, thyme, sage and blistered tomato flavors engage all parts of the palate.
91 Points Wine Advocate - The 2016 Pinot Noir Sandy's, which was fermented with 60% whole bunches, reveals pretty notes of red cherry, plum preserve, forest floor and candied berries, with some stemmy top-notes on the upper register. Medium-bodied, saline and quite open-knit on the palate, this is a supple, approachable Pinot Noir to enjoy over the next five to six years.
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#22 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2018

Shimmering ruby red, with enticing components of dried rose petal, sage, cigar box and toasted fennel come through initially while delicate hints of candied cranberry, dried mushrooms and apple cider linger in the background. The mouthfeel is lush and velvety, with prickly tannins that deliver lift and gorgeous texture to a cohesive and elongated finish.

The Sandy’s block is named in honor of Ron Melville’s sister and was deliberately planted on the extremely sandy northwest section of our east vineyard. Sandy’s has performed heroically over the years particularly when considering its extreme location combined with the poor, well drained soils of this section. This block also contains clonal material representative of our new era of plantings and includes selections from Calera (Clone 90) and clones 37, 459 and 114. These four selections, when planted on sand, produce wildly intense and pretty aromatics with a very ethereal and harmonic palate impression.

96 Points Wine Enthusiast - Aromas of snappy pomegranate, smashed pine, dewy chaparral and dried carnation show on the epic nose of this bottling by Chad Melville, who took over winemaking duties on this vintage. It’s crisp and bright in feel, where sour cherry, thyme, sage and blistered tomato flavors engage all parts of the palate.
91 Points Wine Advocate - The 2016 Pinot Noir Sandy's, which was fermented with 60% whole bunches, reveals pretty notes of red cherry, plum preserve, forest floor and candied berries, with some stemmy top-notes on the upper register. Medium-bodied, saline and quite open-knit on the palate, this is a supple, approachable Pinot Noir to enjoy over the next five to six years.

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