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MELVILLE 12 PN TERRACES
Item: #241230
Bottle Size: 750ML
$47.99
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MELVILLE 2012 PINOT NOIR "TERRACES" SANTA RITA HILLS 750mL

From the west side of Melville's estate, the three undulating slopes of Terraces lie completely exposed to the elements facing severe wind pressure, several sun exposures and challenging drainage issues. This 4.9 acre block is planted on clay loam and limestone soils wrapping 120° around Carrie’s block. Five clones: Swan, Mount Eden, 115, 667 and 777, form a unique combination of old California Selections and newer dijonnaise clonal material.

Cabochon ruby in color, sinister elements of black cherries, cola and gunpowder emanate from the glass. As the wine opens, warm notes of baked red apple, Chinese five-spice and fig paste weave alongside dusty components of dried lavender, black truffle and orange zest. The palate impression is elegant and elusive with fine tannins that coat the mouth through the lengthy, generous finish.
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