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2001 Melville Carrie's Pinot Noir

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September 12, 2021 - $27



92Wine Spectator

Gorgeous, from its enticingly complex floral and wid berry aromatics to its vibrant, rich, fruity core of blackberry and wild berry. Finishes with firm but ripe tannins. Long, complex aftertaste.

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

...reveals sweet, concentrated, pure flavors of blue, red and black fruits, minerals, earth, and subtle wood. There is a lot in this wine, but most of it is only noticeable at the back of the palate...


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.


2001 Melville Carrie's Pinot Noir

400 cases produced