Our well-known Jumping Goat vineyard located in the AVA of St. Helena was harvested later in 2016 than the previous year. A beautiful growing season yielded spectacular quality. The wine aromatically boasts lush, bright raspberry fruit along with cloves, crushed rock and its signature perfumed characters.
This two acre, west facing, hillside vineyard situated in the appellation of St. Helena is adjacent to the Melka Winery. The soils are full of obsidian and these 30+ year old vines have an amazingly deep root system. The aromatics lean toward cassis and raspberry with lavender and Mediterranean spices.
Our debut vintage of this wine coming from Pritchard Hill at 1200 feet above St. Helena. With the rich, red, iron filled soils that many have come to appreciate, the Martinez Vineyard has been a labor of love and we are very proud to have created a wine with such dimension.
Having fallen in love with the Merlot from this vineyard, we've decided to commit ourselves to producing this single varietal bottling to show consumers a truly well-made Merlot. The aromatics show concentration and youthfulness boasting dark fruit laced with rich undertones of compote which lead into an amazing mid palate. The wine finishes with amazing balance and finesse. It is generous and firing on all cylinders - attack, mid palate and finish. A multi-dimensional wine of exceptional quality.
2015 was a very warm year which resulted in wines rich in concentration and this wine from our high elevation vineyard is no exception. The aromatics are so expressive and enticing showing a typicity of Cabernet franc, dry herbs and undertones of ripe compote which give this nose a wow factor. There is a loamy, muscular tension to the wine that segues into its energy in the mouthfeel resulting in a wine that exudes balance and age-worthiness - a must add to the cellar.
Our fourth vintage of mountain fruit Sauvignon blanc to be produced from our 2300 foot elevation vineyard in Knights Valley. Unique aromatics unfold in a sequence of flowers, fruit and minerality that entice you to taste. The wine is crisp and clean with lush stone fruits of white peach and nectarine along with superbly integrated acidity. The wine finishes with an intense minerality that lingers proving this wine worthy of long aging. The food pairing versatility of this wine is impressive. Decanting is recommended.
This small production of Chardonnay from our high elevation vineyard is becoming a joy to produce. The aromatics announce a wine that is inviting and full of elegance, sporting banana, apricot, tropical notes and loaded with minerality. It is creamy and rich with lively acid and a long balanced lingering finish. The aromatics perfectly match the mouthfeel and this refined Chardonnay would pair nicely with any unctuous creme based dessert.
Our sixth vintage from this stunning vineyard, the 2016 exhibits aromatics of blackberry, blueberry and violets along with a smoky, meaty quality. The nose is very opulent and inviting. The richness follows through to the pallet with an incredible seamlessness showing balanced tannins and a lingering finish.
Our first effort on a classic Rhone style blend from the Paderewski Vineyard in Paso Robles. Knowing that the limestone from this vineyard is amazing for the Syrah, we were tempted to create a Melka GSM. With inviting aromatics of raspberry fruit, rose petal and slight spiciness, this wine shows excellent purity of the three varietals. Grenache for its cherry notes, Syrah for the spice and Mouvedre providing plenty of tannin.
Our tenth vintage from this amazing right bank vineyard that we have grown so fondly of. France had an early, warm summer and was graced with some beautiful wines coming from Bordeaux. This wine has inviting blueberry notes with creaminess, oak and spice showing seductive and elegant attributes.
Introducing our 20th vintage of this amazing Napa Valley Cabernet.
Exhibiting a nose of dark cherry and blackcurrant, nuanced with notes of creosote, graphite, cloves and vanilla. This dense and full bodied wine is layered from the start and finished with powerful coating tannins.