Melville Terraces Estate Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

Price: $57.99
Item No. 126932
  • ST93
  • WS91
  • V91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.2%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Dark crimson in color, aromas of juniper, green peppercorn and gingerbread immediately emerge from the glass. As the wine opens, intriguing spice and herbal notes of cumin, tarragon, white pepper and mint are revealed.The mouth feel is aggressive while possessing grace and finesse with a savory, lingering finish.

Critical Acclaim

"One of the bigger, richer wines in the lineup, the 2010 Pinot Noir Estate Terraces stands out for its power. Subtle hints of earthiness, tobacco, licorice and mint arrive later and add complexity to the fruit, but this remains a decidedly broad-shoulderd Pinot. As good as the Terraces is, it doesn't quite reach the same level of finesse as the best wines in the lineup. Winemaker Greg Brewer used 100% whole clusters on the Terraces."
91 Points

Learn About Melville Map ItMap It

In 1989, Melville Vineyards, a family owned and operated enterprise was founded in Sonoma County's Knights Valley, where Ron Melville grew high quality, much sought after Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1996, Ron's desire to grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay brought Melville Vineyards to Lompoc's Sta. Rita Hills, located in the western Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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