2014 Melka Métisse
Martinez Vineyard
Napa Valley
This wine will be release in 2016.
2012 Melka Métisse
Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley
Wine Advocate #215 Oct 2014
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"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

2012 Melka Métisse
Montbleau Vineyard
Napa Valley
This wine will be released in 2015
2011 Melka Métisse
Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley
The 2011 vintage was almost a dream come true for a French winemaker; light on its feet with aromatics of clove, cardamon and Bing cherry, this wine displays incredible vibrancy with lush, lively fruit. The structure and texture show a purity that is closest in style to a true Bordeaux. The seductive aromas and incredible balance excite the sense and make this wine ideal for food paring. This varietal blend composition is reminiscent of our very first vintage of Metisse.
2010 Melka Métisse
Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley
This 3.5 acre vineyard located in St. Helena produces an amazing Bordeaux blend every year. 2010 was a cool year with heat spikes after veraison which contribute to its complexity. The aromas of fresh cut flowers along with cloves, tobacco and dry earth jump from the glass.
2009 Melka Métisse
Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley
This 3.5 acre vineyard located in St. Helena is planted to all three varietals found in this delicious Bordeaux blend. This vintage produced a more polished and refined wine than the 2008, with layers of effortless, racy fruit that flow from this seamless, compelling wine.
2008 Melka Métisse
Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley
This wine possesses aromas of blueberry, sweet cherry and white chocolate. With a wonderful velvety texture and dense in the mid-palate, this seductive style cabernet based wine is layered with berries, anise and licorice.
2007 Melka Métisse
Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley
This predominately Cabernet based wine possesses a classic nose of spring flowers, blackcurrants, smoke and forest floor. It is a dense, full-bodied wine with incredibly plush texture, impeccable purity and balance with silky tannins and a long finish.
2006 Melka Métisse
Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley
This wine exhibits intense aromas of graphite, black cherries and black currants along with a deep smokiness and earthiness. A dense wine with concentrated fruit flavors it boasts real style and elegance, power and richness with very supple tannins.
2005 Melka Métisse
Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley
This wine is outstandingly rich exhibiting aromatics and flavors of creme de cassis and spice box along with vanilla and coffee bean. It displays concentration and elegance with balance and silky tannins. It is a full-bodied wine with superb richness and complex layers. This wine should cellar well for at least 20 years.
2004 Melka Métisse
Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley
The aromatics of this wine are seductive with hints of violet, vanilla and dried herbs. A Bordeaux styled wine exhibiting pure elegance, fabulous dark fruit, an attractive freshness as well as intensity. It is luscious, rich, and opulent. Gorgeously integrated acidity, alcohol and sweet tannin make for an extremely complex wine. Decanting highly recommended.
2003 Melka Métisse
Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley
This wine is a densely structured full bodied cabernet with a deep red color. The aromatics are a mix of blackberry, tar and chocolate with floral overtones. The wine is rich with dark fruit flavors, possessing layers of complexity which give it such dimension and character. The finish is silky and seductive. This wine is at its best when decanted well before serving.
2002 Melka Métisse
Métisse Proprietary Red
Napa Valley
There was no 2002 made due to the transition to a single vineyard designate wine starting in 2003.
2001 Melka Métisse
Métisse Proprietary Red
Napa Valley
The aromatics of this wine make it very enticing. Loaded with rich black fruit, smokiness and perfumed notes of violet and vanilla. The wine is dense, with lush succulent fruit exhibiting extreme richness, depth and complexity. Its finish is long with polished tannins and superb balance.
2000 Melka Métisse
Métisse Proprietary Red
Napa Valley
This wine comes entirely from hillside vineyards located exclusively in the Napa Valley. The color is a deep, dark, and dense red. The nose gives notes of earthiness, coffee bean, vanilla, coconut, dark chocolate, cocoa and violet. The mouthfeel is big, viscous and full of complexity with layers of ripe black fruits, sweet cherry, and licorice followed by a finish that is long and lush. This wine is structured, with well-integrated tannins that will allow it to age gracefully.
1999 Melka Métisse
Métisse Proprietary Red
Napa Valley
The nose has extremely complex layers of dark fruits, exotic dry fruits, cola, oil, hazelnut and vanilla with silky and spices (clove). The wine is well structured, elegant and seductive. It shows concentration with a long ripe finish.
1998 Melka Métisse
Métisse Proprietary Red
Napa Valley
The nose is aromatically very exciting and complex; menthol, floral, creamy, earthy and mushroom are the principal descriptors. The entrance is soft, mineral, lush and layered with red fruits then finishing with anis, licorice and dark fruit. Tannins and toasted oak are well integrated already.
1997 Melka Métisse
Métisse Proprietary Red
Napa Valley
Elegant, clean, focused, minty, soy, leather and ripe berries are the descriptive for the nose. The mouthfeel is concentrated with big and powerful tannins. The wine starts with spice and chocolate followed by a greatly textured mid-palate and finishing with firm tannins.
1996 Melka Métisse
Métisse Proprietary Red
Napa Valley
Complex bouquet of sweet corn, rose petal, black tea, tobacco, cedar, cigar box and orange flower. The mouthfeel shows softness and elegance, the flavors feel ripe and the wine finishes with ripe, soft and well-integrated tannins.