2001 Melka Métisse
Métisse Proprietary Red
Napa Valley

This wine comes entirely from hillside vineyards located exclusively in the Napa Valley. It is a densely purple-colored wine. The aromatics of this wine make it very enticing. Loaded with rich black fruit, smokiness and perfumed notes of violet and vanilla. The wine is dense, with lush succulent fruit exhibiting extreme richness, depth and complexity. Its finish is long with polished tannins and superb balance.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Napa Valley

Production: 320 cases of 750ml; 60 bottles of 1.5L
Bottling: August 2003
Aging: 20 months in 59 gallon barres; 65% new oak
Release: Spring 2004
Suggested Retail: $62.00

"...it is the finest example of this offering Philippe Melka has yet fashioned.
Powerful yet well-delineated, rich and surprisingly light on its feet..."

- Robert Parker, Jr. - December, 2005