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.