1999 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 has extremely complex layers of dark fruits, exotic dry fruits, cola, oil, hazelnut and vanilla with silkiness and clove spice. The wine is well structured, elegant and seductive. It shows concentration with a long ripe finish.

80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc
100% Napa Valley

Production: 450 cases of 750ml; 30 cases of 1.5L
Bottling: July 2001
Aging: 20 months in 59 gallon barrels; 65% new oak
Release: Spring 2002
Suggested Retail: $55.00

Recommended to hold.

"Combining Bordeaux's elegant, highly nuanced style with Napa's sweet, ripe, concentrated fruit,
its French sensitivity is accompanied by wonderful opulence and purity."

- Robert Parker Jr., - August 2000