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2016 Melville Anna's Block Pinot Noir

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April 2, 2023 - $36



95Wine Enthusiast

Rusty red cherry, wild mint, turned earth and rainbow peppercorns show on the lovely nose...palate is extremely fresh and vibrant, with Bing cherry and plump hibiscus flavors at the core, dazzled by white pepper and olive tapenade on the fringes.

94Jeb Dunnuck

Terrific notes of red currants, underbrush/forest floor, and some savory, gamy notes...shines for its silky texture yet packs ample mid-palate depth as well as building structure and tannin.

93Wine Spectator

91+ The Wine Advocate

...aromas of cherry preserve, red berries, dried herbs and some whole-cluster spice on the upper register...medium to full-bodied, supple and savory with a dry, saline and definitely stem-influenced finish.


United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Rita Hills

Santa Rita Hills AVA in northern Santa Barbara County was granted appellation status in 2001. Located between the towns of Lompoc and Buellton, it has a total area of 30,720 acres with 2,700 vineyard acres. The area is considered a cool climate for vineyards, so vineyards are most often planted with the cool-weather grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The hills in the western part of this appellation are directly exposed to the Pacific Ocean, meaning that maritime winds and fog make the western edge of the Santa Rita Hills AVA particularly cool. The Sanford & Benedict Vineyard planted in 1971 was the first vineyard in the district and is still considered one of the best.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.