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MELVILLE 13 PN TERRACES
Item: #241230
Bottle Size: 750ML
$54.98
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MELVILLE 2013 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.

With a shiny garnet hue, herbaceous and spicy aromas of fresh mint, juniper, clove and dried oregano dominate initially while dark nuances of cocoa powder, chipotle, smoked apple wood and graham cracker linger in the background. The palate impression is lively with a burst of fresh acidity bringing both elegance and structure to the wine’s savory and intense finish. Only 557 cases produced.
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