2007 Melka Mekerra
Mekerra
Knights Valley

This voluptuous wine exhibits aromas of chocolate, spice box and sweet black currants. It possesses amazing delineation for its intensity, and low acid with an expansive and velvety-texture. The full throttle of flavors integrate nicely with supple tannin and a long fleshy finish. This wine has a distinctive personality that will certainly be one to follow. It is a cabernet franc – merlot blend that can compete with the most structured Napa cabernets.

65% MERLOT AND 35% CABERNET FRANC
100% KNIGHTS VALLEY

Production: 155 cases
Bottling: August 2009
Aging: 22 months 80% new French oak
Release: Fall 2010

This is the inaugural vintage of our vineyard located at 2300 feet above Peter Michael in Knights Valley. The 8 acre site is truly unique not only for its diverse soil profiles that are perfect for cabernet franc and merlot, but also for the majestic views high above the valley floor.

- Cherie & Philippe Melka, proprietors