1997 Melka - Metisse Napa Valley 750ml

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1997 Melka - Metisse Napa Valley
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International Wine Cellar | 90

Saturated ruby-red. Floral aromas of raspberry, mocha, licorice, chocolate and mint; slightly roasted aspect. Fat, sweet and mouthfilling; currant and black plum flavors are brightened by ripe, integrated acidity. A lovely combination of power and finesse. Finishes with substantial but fine tannins; initially showed an edge of acidity but became more harmonious with aeration.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 90

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About This Producer


Philippe and Cherie Melka, co-proprietors of Melka Wines, together share a passion and love for fine wines and a dedication to a simple, singular goal; to produce a high quality, limited production of fine wines. Philippe, born and trained in Bordeaux, is winemaking consultant to several of Napa Valley's premium wineries. Cherie, a long-time Californian, has pursued her career in the wine industry since 1988 as a trained enologist at some of California's greatest wineries.

The Metisse Proprietary Red Wine is made from a four acre vineyard located in St. Helena, California, next to Spottswoode winery, that was planted by David Abreu in 1999 to Bordeaux varieties. The soil profile, reminscent of Chateau Haut Brion, is very rich in gravels. The gravelly loamy texture allows the roots to penetrate deeply into the ground increasing the character and depth of the grapes.

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