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2010 Melka Metisse Jumping Goat Vineyard

  • 94 WA
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 349570-2010

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    From the warmer appellation of St. Helena, the 2010 Metisse Jumping Goat Vineyard is a 450-case blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and nearly equal parts Merlot and Petit Verdot that was aged 26 months in 86% new French oak. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by copious aromas of crushed rocks, toasty oak, blackberries, cassis, spring flowers, licorice and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied, opulent and rich with admirable structure and focus, it can be approached now, but should be even better in 5-7 years, and last for 25-30.
    Drink Dates: 2018-2048
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    (blended with 8% merlot and 7% petit verdot): Good bright medium ruby. Ripe, slightly gamey aromas of black raspberry, mocha and licorice. Plush, smooth and sweet but with lovely floral lift and bright acidity enlivening the dark berry and black cherry flavors. Sexy, lively wine, showing less of the syrupy character an earlier barrel sample displayed. Finishes very long, with suave tannins. Melka picked these St. Helena vines on the early side in 2010 (all during the first 13 days of October) and this approach paid off.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
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  • 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.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 75 bottles owned
    • 11 collectors