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2010 Melville Vineyards and Winery Pinot Noir Estate Verna's Santa Barbara County
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90(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2012

Vivid red.  Pure, high-pitched aromas of red berries, Asian spices and rhubarb, with a floral nuance in the background.  Spicy and taut, offering tangy cranberry and pomegranate and a deeper suggestion of bitter cherry.  Finishes bright and long, with lingering spiciness and hints of blood orange and dusty minerals.  This wine was made with 100% whole clusters and could use some time to unwind.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Pinot Noir

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