2019 Melville Estate Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills, USA

$36.99 USD

Winemaker Notes

Light yellow in color, with vibrant notes of salted apricot, sea mist and grilled Meyer lemon come through on the nose. Fresh impressions of watermelon rind, gala apple and jasmine frame a rich and smooth mouthfeel on the mid-palate, while a crisp streak of acidity and minerality anchors the wine’s energetic and focused finish.


Rated 94 Points Vinous
The 2019 Chardonnay Estate is positively stellar. Rich and ample, the 2019 Estate shows just how compelling the vintage is for Chardonnay. Chad Melville coaxes unreal complexity from his vineyards. The 2019 is ample, concentrated and full of personality. Lemon confit, almond, flowers and tropical accents linger. The Estate spent 11 months in steel with no stirring or racking, except to bottle.