US-LUD-11-19

Melon 'Santa Maria Valley', Lieu Dit

Melon 'Santa Maria Valley', Lieu Dit
  • 100% Melon de Bourgogne
  • Sourced from Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Maria Valley AVA
  • 600 ft elevation
  • Farmed sustainably
  • Own rooted vines planted in 1973
  • Sorrento sandy loam soil
  • Native yeast fermentation in tank
  • Aged in neutral barrels and stainless-steel tanks

 

Producer:
Vintage:
2019
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Santa Maria Valley
Variety:
Muscadet/Melon
Color:
White

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
91
Date:
2020-08-01
Review:
The 2019 Melon, from Bien Nacido, is laced with green orchard fruit, mint, lime and white flowers. Here, too, the interplay of energy and tension makes for a compelling and refreshing dry white. The 2019 is light on its feet, but there is plenty of depth too. Most importantly, this thirst-quenching white is absolutely delicious. I loved it.