Wines That Prove 2018 Is One of the Best Vintages of the Decade

By Sara L. Schneider

Bordeaux-style reds from Napa and Sonoma
you should add to your cellar this fall.

Melka Estates 2018 Métisse Montbleau Vineyard, Napa Valley

Acclaimed winemaker Philippe Melka is responsible for some of Napa’s top bottles, but this beauty is a personal project from the tiny St. Helena vineyard he owns with his wife, Cherie. Earthy, savory aromas of forest floor mingle with crushed herbs, followed by an explosion of ripe blackberry and plum flavors carried by bold, plush tannins.