CALIFORNIA
HAWAII
MELVILLE ESTATE CHARDONNAY STA. RITA HILLS
MELVILLE

100% Estate Chardonnay.

VINEYARD All fruit off of the Sta. Rita Hills Estate. Combination of clones 4, 76, and 95, along with Mount Eden, Hanzell, Hudson, Wente and Melville selections. Mostly planted on the west side of the estate.

SOIL Sandy soil.

VINIFICATION AND AGING Whole cluster pressing. Transferred to neutral oak (10-20 years old) barrels for fermentation. Zero Malolactic fermentation occurs. Sur lie aging with no lees disturbance. Aged in neutral barrels.


VINOUS
-2016-

WINE ENTHUSIAST
-2015-

JEB DUNNUCK
-2015-
PRODUCER Melville
FARMING Organic
VARIETAL COMPOSITION Chardonnay
REGION California
APPELLATION Sta. Rita Hills
ALCOHOL % 13.80%
SPECIAL FEATURES Organic
SCORES
PRODUCT CODESIZE/FORMAT
MLV-150-10-15 12x750
PRODUCER Melville
FARMING Organic
VARIETAL COMPOSITION Chardonnay
REGION California
APPELLATION Sta. Rita Hills
ALCOHOL % 13.80%
SPECIAL FEATURES Organic
SCORES
PRODUCT CODESIZE/FORMAT
MLV-150-10-14 12x750