1997 Melka Métisse
Métisse Proprietary Red
Napa Valley

Elegant, clean, focused, minty, soy, leather and ripe berries are the descriptive for the nose. The mouthfeel is concentrated with big and powerful tannins. The wine starts with spice and chocolate followed by a greatly textured mid-palate and finishing with firm tannins.

53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc
100% Napa Valley

Production: 450 cases of 750ml; 25 cases of 1.5L
Bottling: July 1999
Aging: 20 months in 59 gallon barrels; 55% new oak
Release: Spring 2000
Suggested Retail: $50.00

Recommended to hold

"Full bodied and velvety-textured, this opulent, hedonistic, gorgeously textured wine is already thrilling to drink."

- Robert Parker Jr., - December, 2000