- September, 2016
MELVILLE 'INOX' ESTATE CHARDONNAY CLONE 76
The 2015 Chardonnay Clone 76 Inox is unusually ample, largely because of the richness of the vintage. Even with the blocked-malo style and aging in steel, the Inox is a big, ample wine. Candied lemon, almond and white flowers all meld together, but it is the wine's pure intensity that really stands out today. One of the changes Chad Melville has made is lessening the reductive character in the Clone 76. The 2015 is a delicious wine once the palate adjusts to the newer style.