1998 Melka Métisse
Métisse Proprietary Red
Napa Valley

This wine comes entirely from hillside vineyards located exclusively in the Napa Valley. Tasting like a Pomerol, chocolate essence, rich with blackberry aromas. A very rich and dense wine, finishing with sweet and harmonious tannins.

87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc
100% Napa Valley

Production: 450 cases of 750ml; 30 cases of 1.5L
Bottling: June 2000
Aging: 20 months in 59 gallon barrels; 65% new oak
Release: Spring 2001
Suggested Retail: $55.00

Recommended to drink or hold.

"A gorgeously-proportioned, full-bodied, dark purplecolored effort with superb density,
soft, sweet tannin, a generous constitution, and copious quantities of blackberry and cassis."

- Robert Parker Jr., - December, 2000