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.