2019 Melville Pinot Noir Anna's Block
Pinot Noir - 750ML
2019 Melville Pinot Noir Anna's Block
  • WE 96
  • JD 94
  • VN 93

$61.94

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$61.94

In Stock: 9 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, July 2021
Plump and ripe cherries and berries pop on the nose of this block designate, as do damp tea leaves and dewy sagebrush aromas. The palate is perky with crisp and pure red-cherry flavors that appeal to the hedonistic side...   Plump and ripe cherries and berries pop on the nose of this block designate, as do damp tea leaves and dewy sagebrush aromas. The palate is perky with crisp and pure red-cherry flavors that appeal to the hedonistic side, while the pine needle and minty tarragon tones inspire intellectual enjoyment. MATT KETTMANN  
JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, August 2021
(94+ points) The 2019 Pinot Noir Anna's Block is more reserved and has a distinct marine influence in its darker cherry, herbs, black tea, and seaside-like nuances. It too is medium to full-bodied, has beautiful...   (94+ points) The 2019 Pinot Noir Anna's Block is more reserved and has a distinct marine influence in its darker cherry, herbs, black tea, and seaside-like nuances. It too is medium to full-bodied, has beautiful concentration, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It’s more structured and will certainly benefit from a year or two in the cellar.  
VN 93
Vinous, October 2021
The 2019 Pinot Noir Anna's Block emerges from a site on loamy soils that confer an extra bit of textural breadth vis-à-vis the other Pinots in the range. The 60% whole clusters work so well here in giving the wine...   The 2019 Pinot Noir Anna's Block emerges from a site on loamy soils that confer an extra bit of textural breadth vis-à-vis the other Pinots in the range. The 60% whole clusters work so well here in giving the wine aromatic nuance to play off its radiance. The 2019 is not a huge wine, but it is super-impressive. -- Antonio Galloni  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Barbara
Sub-appellation Santa Rita Hills
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.7%
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.