2020 Melville Terraces Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 750ml
Winery Notes- A beautiful blue garnet in color, with aromas of spiced cranberry, orange zest and pomegranate dancing from the glass. Grippy tannins and defined acidity come together on the palate evoking flavors of plum compote, clove and herbal tea. Pure, bright and clean, Terraces finishes with the grace and elegance you have come to expect.
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VINOUS REVIEW: The 2020 Pinot Noir Terraces is terrific. Dense and vibrant, the Terraces captures the intensity of the year and yet retains notable energy, probably a combination of water-retentive, clay-rich soils and a mix of five clones (Swan, Mt. Eden, 115, 667 and 777) that lends layers and complexity. Red cherry, pomegranate, blood orange and exotic floral notes build into the persistent finish.
JEB DUNNUCK REVIEW: Coming from more clay soils as well as a west-facing hillside that gets pounded by the wind, the 2020 Pinot Noir Terraces boasts a deep, concentrated, age-worthy style as well as notes of darker fruits, roasted herbs, graphite, and black tea. This Burgundian, medium-bodied, balanced, structured beauty is well worth seeking out and, I suspect, will be one of the longest-lived in the vintage.
ROBERT PARKER REVIEW: Vinified with about 60% whole clusters, the medium ruby colored 2020 Pinot Noir Terraces has a deep core of red cherries, pomegranate and cranberries layered with tones of blood orange, aniseed and garrigue. Medium-bodied, gently chalky and super fresh, it offers detailed wild berry fruits and a long, ethereal, floral finish.
|Appellation||Santa Maria/Santa Barbara|
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