2014 Melville Pinot Noir Block M
Pinot Noir - 750ML
2014 Melville Pinot Noir Block M
  • WE 94
  • DC 94
  • VN 93
  • WA 91

Reg: $63.94

$54.94

This product is
out of stock

Reg: $63.94

$54.94

This product is
out of stock

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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, March 2017
Lots of red flowers, from roses to hibiscus, show alongside plump candied red cherries, exotic Asian spice, black tea and hearty chaparral herbs on the nose of this bottling. The palate is heavy with bay leaf, thyme and...   Lots of red flowers, from roses to hibiscus, show alongside plump candied red cherries, exotic Asian spice, black tea and hearty chaparral herbs on the nose of this bottling. The palate is heavy with bay leaf, thyme and eucalyptus served atop a strawberry-cherry base. It's earthy and herbal, yet redolent with ripeness.  
DC 94
Decanter, May 2018
The most lovely bramble fruit notes hover over raspberry and red cherry aromas, set against a touch of smoke. The winemakers believe that structure should come from the grape rather than oak, and thus 80% of the fruit was...   The most lovely bramble fruit notes hover over raspberry and red cherry aromas, set against a touch of smoke. The winemakers believe that structure should come from the grape rather than oak, and thus 80% of the fruit was fermented with the stems before the wine was matured in neutral oak. This explains the lifted aromas and the purity of the fruit, unmasked by wood notes. The palate manages to unite uncommon warmth, concentrated fruit and utter purity of flavour, and it packs a punch that speaks of toned strength rather than sheer muscle mass. The Pinot fruit speaks beautifully.  
VN 93
Vinous, September 2016
The 2014 Pinot Noir Block M is the most structured and tightly wound of these wines. Dark red and purplish stone fruits, cherry pit and white pepper give the 2014 much of its high-toned personality. The 2014 offers lovely...   The 2014 Pinot Noir Block M is the most structured and tightly wound of these wines. Dark red and purplish stone fruits, cherry pit and white pepper give the 2014 much of its high-toned personality. The 2014 offers lovely density and yet the whole clusters give the wine a sense of weightlessness that is hugely appealing. The 80% whole clusters are mostly felt in the wine's structure, but less in its flavor profile.  
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2016
91+ Red currants, dried rose petals, cured meats and savory herbs all emerge from the 2014 Pinot Noir Block M, which is medium-bodied, elegant and supple on the palate, yet has a solid kick of savory tannin that gives...   91+ Red currants, dried rose petals, cured meats and savory herbs all emerge from the 2014 Pinot Noir Block M, which is medium-bodied, elegant and supple on the palate, yet has a solid kick of savory tannin that gives me pause. There's lots of tannin here, and it needs 2-3 years of cellaring to come together. - Jeb Dunnuck  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Vintage 2014
Size 750ML