2008 Melka Mekerra
The 2008, which is nearly equal parts Cabernet franc and Merlot, exhibits a style that is slightly plumper and denser than the 2007. The climatic conditions contributed to a vintage that resulted in very low yields but exquisitely balanced fruit. This beautiful wine possesses a nose that reveals dried flowers, tea, chocolate, plum, anise and kirsch. This wine was bottle aged over a year before its release and should drink nicely for 15-20 years.
55% MERLOT AND 45% CABERNET FRANC
Production: 200 cases
The 2008 marks the second vintage from this high elevation parcel in Knights Valley. With a severe spring frost, there was a certainty that there would be no production for 2008. Simply put, this is the miracle wine.
- Cherie & Philippe Melka, proprietors