2009 Melka - Metisse Jumping Goat Vineyard 750ml

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2009 Melka - Metisse Jumping Goat Vineyard
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(80% cabernet sauvignon, 13% merlot and 7% petit verdot; 15.2% alcohol): Good red-ruby. Mellow aromas of currant, black raspberry, mocha and chocolate. Lush, sweet, deep and rich, with enticing sweetness to its dark berry and chocolate flavors. Picks up a truffley element as it opens in the glass. As plush and ripe as this is, it's not at all heavyhanded. Finishes ripely tannic, sweet and long.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 162

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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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