- August, 2017
MELVILLE 'INOX' ESTATE CHARDONNAY CLONE 76
Brought up in stainless steel, the 2016 Chardonnay Clone 76 Inox sports a light gold color as well crisp, clean notes of citrus blossom, lots of salty minerality, and white flower notes. Medium-bodied, fresh and crisp on the palate, it has terrific acidity and is an outstanding Chardonnay. Melville Winery has some changes recently with the departure of winemaker Greg Brewer and Chad Melville taking over the winemaking helm. These 2015s are pretty much outstanding across the board, but show the difficulty in the vintage with lighter, racy profiles.