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Melville Estate 2018 Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills
Melville Estate 2018 Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills

Melville Estate 2018 Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills

Bright sun-gold in color, with vibrant notes of salted apricot, tarragon and grilled Meyer lemon coming through on the nose. Fresh impressions of watermelon rind, fuji apple and jasmine frame a rich and plush mouthfeel on the mid-palate while a crisp streak of acid anchors the wines energetic and focused finish.

Jeb Dunnuck - 93 Points
"There are two Chardonnays from Chad Melville. Looking first at the 2018 Chardonnay Estate Sta. Rita Hills, its medium gold color is followed by a spicy, salty bouquet of crushed citrus, iodine, honeyed minerality, and white flowers. With good richness, bright acidity, and a medium-bodied mouthfeel, it's going to keep nicely for 10-12 years."

Wine Enthusiast - 93 Points
"This winery’s Chardonnays have existed on their own unique plane since the days when Greg Brewer was the winemaker. There’s a yogurt-like dairy kick to the nose alongside orange peel, dried pear and sea salt. The palate is zesty with acidity and loaded with a range of citrus-peel and pith flavors plus a flash of guava, with a grippy texture pushing into the zippy finish."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 92 Points
"The 2018 Chardonnay Estate has a soft nose of white peaches and quince with touches of baker's yeast, beeswax and chamomile. The palate is medium-bodied, round and silky with lovely dichotomy of tangy uplift and perfumed fruits, finishing long and layered."

Type

White

Varietal

Chardonnay

Vintage

2018

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

14.5%

Appellation

California Central Coast - Santa Rita Hills

Wine Advocate

92

Wine Enthusiast

93

Wine Spectator

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Jeb Dunnuck

93

750ml

  
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