The 2019 Melville Estate Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills is 100% Melville fruit made up of sixteen pinot noir clones. You'll find ripe black cherry, cranberry & orange on the nose. There is soft, bright acidity with silky tannins on the palate.
Fresh and open aromas of strawberry sorbet, pomegranate and plum draw the nose into this bottling, but it’s the black-tea and dewy pine needle aspects that hold the attention. Tremendous energy bursts forth on the sip, full of incense and forest herbs that bolster the delicious wild, just plucked cherry and other red-fruit flavors.