Melville 2016 Estate Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay | 92 POINTS

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$28.99
SKU:
47366
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Size:
750ML
Vintage:
2016
Points:
92

Product Overview

The 2016 Melville Estate Chardonnay begins with intriguing aromatics of lemon peel, crushed rocks, and minerals coming through initially. On the palate, notes of fresh ginger, kumquat, and dried straw mingle with impressions of saline, fresh sourdough, and D’Anjou pear. The mouthfeel is vibrant, with a touch of oiliness on the mid-palate along with an energetic streak of acidity that anchors a voluptuous and polished finish.

Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Sta. Rita Hills AVA
Aging: 10 months sur lie in neutral French oak
Winemaker: Chad Melville

92 Points - Vinous
"The 2016 Chardonnay Estate (Sta. Rita Hills) is a gorgeous wine built on freshness and cut. Expressive floral notes add shades of nuance to this super-expressive, complex Chardonnay from Melville. The 2016 is the first vintage made by Chad Melville, and it shows a preference towards a less reductive style that characterized the wines during Greg Brewer's tenure." -AG, Sep/2018

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