2011 Melka Mekerra
Sauvignon Blanc
Knights Valley

This stunning Sauvignon blanc is the first white wine to be produced from the 2300 foot elevation vineyard in Knights Valley.  Capturing the uniqueness of the La Mekerra soils, it emulates a striking nose so aromatically overwhelming that combines notes of minerality and varietal character.  Peach, lychee, mango and gardenia are woven into a wine with perfect structure and balance.  This utterly impeccable white ends with brilliant acidity and a long, lingering finish.

  97% SAUVIGNON BLANC and 3% MUSCADELLE

100% BARREL FERMENTED

100% KNIGHTS VALLEY

Production: 100 cases
Bottling: May, 2013
Aging: 23 months 100% new French oak
Release: October 22, 2013

"This amazing Sauvignon blanc from this high elevation vineyard shows how seductive and powerful a white wine can be.  This wine should be served only slightly chilled to allow the full expression of the aromatics."

- Philippe & Cherie Melka, proprietors