Wine Rating: WS=92
Wine Rating: NR
Wine Rating: NR
Wine Rating: RP=93
Wine Rating: RP=100
Wine Rating: WS=94
Wine Rating: RP=96-98
Wine Rating: RP=96
Wine Rating: RP=94
Your Price: $42.50/bottle*
The Melville 2014 Sandy’s Estate Pinot Noir is here! Last year the Melville Sandy’s Pinot Noir sold out as soon as we put it on the shelf and no wonder when Jeb Dunnuck of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate described it as “drop-dead gorgeous,” and gave it a score of 96 points. What will the scores be like this year? I don’t know and it doesn’t matter – I love this wine- Highly Recommended!
Melville Vineyards has been at the center of the rise of Sta. Rita Hills as one of the premier vineyard areas for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, as well as Syrah, since establishing their estate here in the 1990’s.
The Sandy’s block is named in honor of Ron Melville’s sister and was deliberately planted on the extreme sandy northwest section of their east vineyard. Sandy’s has performed heroically over the years particularly when considering its extreme location combined with the poor, well drained soils of this section.
This block contains clonal selections from Merry Edwards, Calera (Clone 90), and clones 459 and 114. These four selections, when planted on sand produce wildly intense and pretty aromatics with a very ethereal and harmonic palate impression.
Possessing a hue redolent of burgundy stained glass, dark fruit aromatics of goji berry, black cherry compote and plum skin dominate up front. On the palate, more subtle components of fennel seed, green tea and mustard powder mingle with impressions of pie crust and cedar. Lush and velvety in texture, with powerful tannins that frame a refined and delicate finish.
*Please enter coupon code SOLID6 during checkout to receive an additional 15% discount, when you purchase 6 bottles of the same wine in this sale. Offer valid through 5/31/2016 at 11:59 p.m. PT, or until supply is sold out. This offer is valid only on www.wineranger.com. Applicable taxes and shipping are additional. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. No adjustments to prior purchases.