2012 Melka Métisse
Jumping Goat Vineyard
"2012 Proprietary Red Jumping Goat, a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 16% Petit Verdot, is superb…a fabulous example of Napa viticulture"
— Rober Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate #215 Oct 2014
With the 2012 harvest being nothing short of spectcular, the resultant Jumping Goat is clearly the most robust wine we've produced from this river bench vineyard. The aromatics exhibit dark fruit with cassis and black cherry, crushed rocks, anise along with hints of sweet oak. This well-structured wine expresses the vineyard marvelously with more overall minerality and great acidity. The length and finesse that show through the finish are a clear example of how a superbly crafted wine can demonstrate dark fruit expression, structure, brightness and still retain its elegance.
62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% MERLOT AND 11% PETIT VERDOT
Production: 400 cases
"This is a classic Philippe Melka wine built on texture. Effortless, seamless and flat out delicious, the 2012 hits all the right notes."
— Antonio Galloni, Vinous