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2008 Melville Vineyards and Winery Pinot Noir Estate Sta. Rita Hills
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2010

($30) Bright ruby. Sexy, smoky aromas of red fruits, baking spices and musky herbs. Spicy and concentrated, with an enticing sweetness and good stuffing to its red and dark berry flavors. Dense and expressive but lively, with very good finishing clarity and lingering spiciness.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Easy to drink now
06/10/2010
by Bell13539821
Very pleasantly surprised by this wine. Reordered another case for later. Great fruit and easy to drink. Try a bottle!

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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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