2007 Melville Pinot Noir Estate Verna's
Pinot Noir - 750ML

  • WA 91

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2009
The 2007 Pinot Noir Estate Verna's reveals sweet black cherry and blueberry fruit forest floor and inky notes medium to full body and a well-made pure crisp style.
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Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, January 2008
Like the Estate Pinot the Verna's has a nice deep ruby red core with a slightly lighter rim color. Shows nice boysenberry liquor up front with some cardamon damp underbrush and ripe raspberry. A little wood shines through... Like the Estate Pinot the Verna's has a nice deep ruby red core with a slightly lighter rim color. Shows nice boysenberry liquor up front with some cardamon damp underbrush and ripe raspberry. A little wood shines through on the nose but not dominant. The wine is fresh and full in the mid-palate with a lengthy fruit laden finish
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Barbara
Sub-appellation Santa Rita Hills
Vintage 2007

Winery

Melville

In 1996, founder Ron Melville's desire to grow cold-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah brought him to the Sta. Rita Hills where he established his winery, situated amongst the beautiful rolling hills where the grapes are grown exclusively in their three estate vineyards.

Melville currently has 120 acres under vine. The soil is mostly Lompoc dune sand, interspersed with clay loam and shallow hard pans of Monterey shale. The estate currently has 16 clones of Pinot Noir, 9 clones of Syrah, and 6 clones of Chardonnay - all on a variety of low-vigor rootstocks. All blocks are fermented in small lots and isolated through their entire period of elevage, which provides Melville’s team with an ongoing exhibition of how they can fine tune vineyard practices in order to achieve the most unmanipulated and site-specific wines possible.

Melville “grows their flavors,” using no new oak and adding only yeast.