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2013 Melka MekerraBlend from United States

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"This superb Cabernet franc blend from our mountain vineyard is an explosive example of an amazing vintage. The aromas of wild raspberries and graphite fill the glass with an ...

  • 94 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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94

The red wine from Knights Valley, the 2013 Proprietary Red Mekerra, is a blend of 53% Cabernet Franc and 47% Merlot, and is my top wine along with the CJ. This is an estate wine from the Melkas’ 10-acre vineyard planted in Knights Valley. Beautiful, chocolaty floral notes with blackcurrants, graphite and earth are all present in this medium to full-bodied, stunningly pure and multilayered wine – 425 cases aged in 60% new French oak for 20 months and bottled unfiltered. This beauty should drink well for at least 20 years. Philippe Melka and his wife Cherie will be celebrating their 20th anniversary making wines as consultants in Napa Valley in 2016. Although they have a Who’s Who list of clients, they also produce three levels of wine under the Melka logo. Metisse is their vineyard-designated wines made in Napa, Mekerra from Sonoma’s Knights Valley, and the newest offering is the Syrah-based wines called Majestique, which to date emerges from Paso Robles

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"This superb Cabernet franc blend from our mountain vineyard is an explosive example of an amazing vintage. The aromas of wild raspberries and graphite fill the glass with an impact that begs you to taste. The resultant wine is lush, dense, creamy, layered, stunningly pure with acidity that is well integrated in this powerhouse wine. The Cabernet franc brings nerve and structure to this serious wine while the Merlot offers its friendliness and lushness. After seven years producing this wine, this Cabernet franc blend can rival any Napa Cabernet." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 97871
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

94 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2013
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar
Nose tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather