Wine Tasting & Pop-Up Restaurant • “A Night of Santa Barbara Wines with Chad Melville”

Wine Tasting & Pop-Up Restaurant • “A Night of Santa Barbara Wines with Chad Melville”

Posted on Oct, 14. 2015 by

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Open to the public and just $5 (members are free). Come hungry and bring friends. We love seeing new faces.

This Tuesday, October 20th, Chad Melville of Melville Vineyards & Winery, will be at The Wine Guild to pour his exquisite juice. Velvety Pinot Noir, racy Syrah, and nuanced Chardonnay from one of California’s most beautiful and exciting regions. Just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara wine country is a patchwork of microclimates and terrains. Very warm temperatures during the day and very cool temps during the night make for wines that receive rave reviews from collectors and Pinot lovers alike.

Jeb Dunnuck of Robert Parker (Aug. 2015) on Melville:
“…brilliant wines from the Sta. Rita Hills in California’s Santa Barbara County. I am continually blown away by what they are able to put in bottle, and if you factor in price, these are no-brainer purchases.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media ( Aug. 2015) says:
“…a gorgeous set of 2013 Pinots at Melville. The wines are consistently of very high quality…a healthy amount of whole clusters for the Pinots (less for the Syrahs), low levels of new oak and minimal racking, which allows for the personality of each site to come through.”

Wines To Be Tasted:

2014 Melville Chardonnay Clone 76 Inox • 93 Points (Antonio Galloni)
The 2014 Chardonnay Clone 76 Inox is beautifully focused and nuanced in the glass, with plenty of lemon peel, slate, crushed rock and green pear notes. – $34.40

2013 Melville Chardonnay (Sta. Rita Hills) • 93 Points (Antonio Galloni)
The 2013 Chardonnay Estate is gorgeous. Rich and oily on the palate, the 2013 boasts tons of texture and breadth. Candied lemon, white flowers, almonds and chamomile add shades of nuance as the 2013 opens up in the glass. – $24.80

2013 Melville Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills) • 92 Points (Antonio Galloni)
The 2013 Pinot Noir Estate Sta. Rita Hills is gorgeous. Bright red berries, red currants, rose petals and mint all lift from the glass in a beautifully delineated Pinot endowed with striking beauty. – $33.59

2013 Melville Pinot Noir Block M • 93 Points (Antonio Galloni)
Black cherries, plums, cloves, new leather and menthol are some of the many notes that take shape in Melville’s Pinot Noir Block M. Dark, pliant and highly expressive, the 2013 shows the more virile side of Pinot, with notable breadth and amplitude. – $55.19

2013 Melville Pinot Noir Terraces • 92 Points (Antonio Galloni)
Sweet tobacco, cedar, spice and brambly red berries are laced together in the 2013 Pinot Noir Terraces, a blend of five different clones on three windswept parcels that lead up to Block M. Blood orange and citrus notes add brightness through to the delicate, understated finish. – $55.19

2013 Melville Syrah Estate Verna’s • 92 Points(Antonio Galloni)
The 2013 Syrah Estate Verna’s is impeccably balanced from start to finish, with striking interplay of aromas and flavors. Dark plum, blueberry, cloves, sage and violet are some of the notes that run through this attractive, mid-weight Syrah. – $26.39

Food Too:

As always, we’ll have delicious dinner options available from Kitchen Catering and Events as well as Cheese Plates from Flora Artisanal Cheese.

Open To The Public:

Open to the public and just $5 (members are free). Come hungry and bring friends. We love seeing new faces. We’ll get started at 5:30pm and will go until the last tooth is purple….usually 8:30ish.

When & Where:

Date: Tuesday, October 20th – 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 606 Rivanna Ave (just off Harris St.)

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