2014 Melka Mekerra
Chardonnay
Knights Valley
This wine will be released in 2016.
2013 Melka Mekerra
Proprietary White
Knights Valley
Our third vintage of mountain fruit Sauvignon blanc to be produced from our 2300 foot elevation vineyard in Knights Valley. Intensely aromatic - exhibiting notes of stone fruits such as white peach, apricot and nectarine as well as exotic flowers, honeyed grapefruit and quince. The seductive aromatics alone are enough to transport the soul.
2012 Melka Mekerra
Mekerra
Knights Valley
Affectionately referred to as "The Beast" by Philippe, this powerhouse wine from our vineyard high in elevation in Knights Valley is definitely our best effort to date. With a blend this particular year favoring the strength of the Cabernet franc, its structure and aromatics provide an equal punch on all levels.
Available for purchase September 22, 2015
2012 Melka Mekerra
Proprietary White
Knights Valley
The second vintage of mountain fruit Sauvignon blanc to be produced from our vineyard at 2300 foot elevation in Knights Valley. It is intensely aromatic - exhibiting notes of flowers, guava and stone fruits such as peach, nectarine and apricot. The seductive aromatics alone are enough to transport the soul. The structure of this wine is viscous and rich but with just the right balance of acidity to create incredible finesse. Once again, a testament to a varietal planted in the proper soil at the hands of a worldclass winemaker.
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.
2011 Melka Mekerra
Proprietary White
Knights Valley
This stunning Sauvignon blanc is the first white wine to be produced from the 2300 foot elevation vineyard in Knights Valley. Capturing the uniqueness of the La Mekerra soils, it emulates a striking nose so aromatically overwhelming that combines notes of minerality and varietal character. Peach, lychee, mango and gardenia are woven into a wine with perfect structure and balance. This utterly impeccable white ends with brilliant acidity and a long, lingering finish.
2010 Melka Mekerra
Mekerra
Knights Valley
The 2010 Mekerra is a striking Cab franc/Merlot blend that entirely illustrates how wonderfully complex and impressive Cabernet franc can be. Mocha, blackberry, grilled herbs along with cedar and new leather leap from the glass in this rich and unctuous wine. A seamless structure and long finish will allow this wine to age easily 15-20 years. La Mekerra Vineyard soils are rich in both volcanic ash and clay - perfectly suited for Cabernet franc and Merlot.
2009 Melka Mekerra
Mekerra
Knights Valley
The 2009 exhibitis a pure expression of cabernet franc, one of our favorite varietals. We harvested the merlot and cabernet franc the last week of September under perfect conditions where warm nights provided full ripeness of the skin tannins.
2008 Melka Mekerra
Mekerra
Knights Valley
The 2008 exhibits a style that is slightly plumper and denser than the 2007. The climatic conditions contributed to a vintage that resulted in very low yields but exquisitely balanced fruit.
2007 Melka Mekerra
Mekerra
Knights Valley
This voluptuous wine exhibits aromas of chocolate, spice box and sweet black currants. It possesses amazing delineation for its intensity, and low acid with an expansive and velvety-texture. The full throttle of flavors integrate nicely with supple tannin and a long fleshy finish. This wine has a distinctive personality that will certainly be one to follow. It is a cabernet franc - merlot blend that can compete
with the most structured Napa cabernets.