2016 Melville Pinot Noir Anna's Block
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • WE 95
  • JD 94
  • VN 93
  • WA 91

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WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, December 2018
Rusty red cherry, wild mint, turned earth and rainbow peppercorns show on the lovely nose of this bottling by Chad Melville from his family's property. The palate is extremely fresh and vibrant, with Bing cherry and plump... Rusty red cherry, wild mint, turned earth and rainbow peppercorns show on the lovely nose of this bottling by Chad Melville from his family's property. The palate is extremely fresh and vibrant, with Bing cherry and plump hibiscus flavors at the core, dazzled by white pepper and olive tapenade on the fringes.
JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, October 2018
Terrific notes of red currants, underbrush/forest floor, and some savory, gamy notes emerge from the 2016 Pinot Noir Anna's, which is from clones 667 and 114. It's another wine that shines for its silky texture yet packs... Terrific notes of red currants, underbrush/forest floor, and some savory, gamy notes emerge from the 2016 Pinot Noir Anna's, which is from clones 667 and 114. It's another wine that shines for its silky texture yet packs ample mid-palate depth as well as building structure and tannin. It's going to evolve beautifully for 10-15 years.
VN 93
Vinous, September 2018
The 2016 Pinot Noir Estate Anna's Block is another wine that has turned out nicely. A bit more pliant and generous than most wines from this site, the Anna's is wonderfully expressive. The 60% whole clusters are not... The 2016 Pinot Noir Estate Anna's Block is another wine that has turned out nicely. A bit more pliant and generous than most wines from this site, the Anna's is wonderfully expressive. The 60% whole clusters are not especially evident. Time in barrel have softened some of the more masculine contours that were present in barrel.- AG
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2018
From vines planted in 2006, the 2016 Pinot Noir Anna's Block offers up aromas of cherry preserve, red berries, dried herbs and some whole-cluster spice on the upper register. On the palate, the wine is medium to... From vines planted in 2006, the 2016 Pinot Noir Anna's Block offers up aromas of cherry preserve, red berries, dried herbs and some whole-cluster spice on the upper register. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, supple and savory with a dry, saline and definitely stem-influenced finish. I'd give this a year or two in bottle to round out.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

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.