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The Stunning Wines of Melville (and a Sta. Rita Hills education)
September 21, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education LLC is proud to present
THE STUNNING WINES OF MELVILLE WINERY PLUS AN EXTENSIVE STA. RITA HILLS EDUCATION
There are some producers that have, over the last ten years or so, redefined wine for me.
What I mean by that is one glass of something distinctively wonderful has caused me to toss out what I knew of an area or what a thought possible with a variety.
In 2007 I first experienced the magical wines of Melville, and instantly a category was redefined for me. I booked tickets to Los Angeles, rented and car, and headed north. There I found an area of profound beauty and amazing contrast. The Santa Barabara wine region, known to me only through the movie Sideways, proved to be amazing indeed. Visiting Melville, meeting the family and the winemaker, proved to be a major event in my wine life.
For this special class we will be tasting through the current releases of Melville Pinot Noir, plus starting with some Chardonnay and ending with Syrah. The complete line up:
2013 Melville Estate Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills 2012 Melville Estate Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills 2013 Melville Estate Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills 2013 Melville Estate Pinot Noir “Sandy’s” 2013 Melville Estate Pinot Noir “Terraces” 2013 Melville Estate Pinot Noir “Block M” 2013 Melville Estate Syrah “Verna’s”
Included in the evening will be an extensive discussion and education on the Sta. Rita Hills appelation, including outstanding maps and travel suggestions!
Says Jeb Dunnuck at The Wine Advocate (regarding the 2012 vintage): “Hold onto your hats, as these latest releases from Chad Melville and winemaker Greg Brewer are off-the-charts good!”