2010 Melka Metisse Cabernet Sauvignon Jumping Goat Vineyard awarded 94! 

The 2010 Metisse Jumping Goat Vineyard, from a vineyard in St. Helena, literally jumps from the glass with freshly cut flowers, cloves, menthol, tobacco, smoke and scorched earth. All of the aromas and flavors are beautifully layered in this refined, nuanced wine. This is an especially silky, polished 2010 with tons of appeal. The 2010 is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.

Philippe Melka’s roster of consulting clients reads like a Who’s Who of Napa Valley, but the wines Melka makes with his wife Cherie are just as compelling. The Metisse wines are made from vineyards in Knights Valley and St. Helena.

Wine Advocate #206 Apr 2013
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Wine Spectator 

Another striking, well-made Cabernet blend from Philippe Melka, who continues to evolve as a winemaker, with better and better efforts. This red is tight and firm, with a cedary oak touch to the dried currant, black licorice, sage and underbrush notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2014 through 2026. —J.L.

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2009 Métisse Jumping Goat Awarded 94 

The 2009 Metisse Napa Valley is another huge, totally expressive wine. Here, too, the style is more polished and elegant than the 2008. Layers of effortless, racy fruit flow from this seamless, compelling wine. Hints of smoke, ash and tar wrap around the seriously intense finish. The 2009 is 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot and 7% Merlot from the Jumping Goat Vineyard in St. Helena. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2029.

I was very impressed with these wines from Philippe and Cherie Melka. The Melkas source fruit from a variety of vineyards in Napa Valley and Knights Valley. The flagship Metisse series represents a blend of French and American cultures.

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Wine Advocate #198 Dec 2011
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Wine Spectator 

An engaging style, complex and well-proportioned, with ripe currant, blackberry, cedar, sandalwood and black licorice flavors. Supple in texture and expansive on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022. 325 cases made. –JL

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Robert Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate, Issue 186 

The 2008 Metisse Jumping Goat Vineyard, a 350 case production of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot and 7% Merlot was aged in 85% new French oak. The wine possesses a dense saturated ruby/purple color as well as a sweet kiss of black currants, cedar, toast, gravel and flowers.  Ripe and medium to full-bodied with velvety tannins (a Melka trademark), this multidimensional, layered, rich, supple wine can be drunk now and enjoyed over the next 15+ years.

Reviewer: Robert Parker, Jr.
Maturity: 15 - 20 years

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