2000 Melka Métisse
Métisse Proprietary Red
Napa Valley

This wine comes entirely from hillside vineyards located exclusively in the Napa Valley. The color is a deep, dark, and dense red. The nose gives notes of earthiness, coffee bean, vanilla, coconut, dark chocolate, cocoa and violet. The mouthfeel is big, viscous and full of complexity with layers of ripe black fruits, sweet cherry, and licorice followed by a finish that is long and lush. This wine is structured, with well-integrated tannins that will allow it to age gracefully.

80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc
100% Napa Valley

Production: 585 cases of 750ml; 150 bottles of 1.5 L
Bottling: June 2002
Aging: 20 months in 59 gallon barrels; 65% new oak
Release: Spring 2003

"a sweet nose of black fruits intermixed with licorice, minerals and toasty oak. . .
it is an elegant offering to enjoy during it's first 10 - 12 years."

- Robert Parker Jr., - August 2002