2009 Melka Mekerra
Mekerra
Knights Valley

The 2009 exhibitis a pure expression of cabernet franc, one of our favorite varietals. We harvested the merlot and cabernet franc the last week of September under perfect conditions where warm nights provided full ripeness of the skin tannins.  The aromatics are reminiscent of cherry, blueberry, violet, graphite and clove spice with a velvety texture boasting lots of ripe fruit character.  This massive wine finishes with powerful integrated tannins and lasting berry flavors.  This wine captures the uniqueness of La Mekerra vineyard soils.

67% CABERNET FRANC and 33% MERLOT
100% KNIGHTS VALLEY

Production: 175 cases
Bottling: August 2011
Aging: 22 months 75% new French oak
Release: February 19, 2013

"The cabernet franc so suited to this soil has produced an expression of purity from this from this exceptional vineyard.  We are thrilled how the varietals coming form this site continue to mature and evolve."

- Cherie & Philippe Melka, proprietors