2014 Melville "Terraces" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

SKU #1241464 95 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The silky and finesse-oriented 2014 Pinot Noir Terraces (60% destemmed and aged 14 months in neutral oak) offers tons of dried flowers, spice, red currants and sweet cherry fruit in a medium-bodied, nicely textured and polished style. Like the Indigene, it has no shortage of building tannin, but is impeccably balanced. This is a beautiful wine that will be better in another year and will have a decade of longevity. (JD) Inner quote mark (8/2016)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Very light in the glass, this bottling is also delicate on the nose in terms of power. But it offers tons of action nonetheless, with fresh and dried herbs, flint and a tiny bit of smoke adding to the red-fruit aromas. The palate is tense with energy, showing thyme, oregano and eucalyptus spice, placing more emphasis on the herbal backbone than the red-fruit ripeness. (MK) Inner quote mark (2/2017)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Crushed rose petals, mint, sweet red berries, cranberries, blood orange and chalk are some of the signatures in the 2014 Pinot Noir Terraces. Focused and tense in style, the 2014 offers striking depth in an understated, mid-weight expression of Pinot Noir. This is a decidedly taut Sta. Rita Hills Pinot that could use another year or two in bottle. The Terraces was done with 50% whole clusters. (AG) Inner quote mark (6/2016)

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