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2010 Melville Vineyards and Winery Pinot Noir Estate Sta. Rita Hills
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2012

Bright red.  Smoke- and spice-accented aromas of raspberry, cherry and licorice, with a floral quality building with air.  Dense and chewy in texture, showing sappy red and dark berry flavors and complicating notes of bitter chocolate and gunpowder tea.  Silky tannins give gentle grip to the long, sweet, expansive finish.  This wine will benefit greatly from decanting.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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O.K.,but...............
08/07/2013
by Chef Alberto
O.K. but not racy,persistent,or strong finishing,.....not the pinot we should have chosen.

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Pinot Noir

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