2008 Melka Mekerra
Mekerra
Knights Valley

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
100% KNIGHTS VALLEY

Production: 200 cases
Bottling: August 2010
Aging: 22 months 75% new French oak
Release: February 14, 2012

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