2011 Melka Mekerra
Mekerra
Knights Valley

Above the fog at 2,500 feet during the 2011 growing season was one of the keys to the success of this wine, helping the grapes achieve full maturity with concentrated flavors. Aromatics of blackberry and tobacco mixed with floral notes and spice explode in this dense and lush wine. Beautifully balanced with a long and lingering finish, this wine will age 15-25 years easily. Decanting this wine is recommended to fully express the personality and the strength of our vineyard.

  51% CABERNET FRANC AND 49% MERLOT 
100% KNIGHTS VALLEY

Production: 340 cases
Bottling: December 2013
Aging: 26 months 80% new French oak
Release: September 23, 2014

"A strong wine for the year - dark, sumptuous and rich."

- Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate #206, April 2013