Vineyard Details

Melka Métisse Napa

This vineyard is located on the eastern side of Saint Helena, at the base of the Mayacamas and is protected from the northern and western winds. This old river bench settles mostly large gravelly sediments and a small portion of thinner clay particles which explains why varietals such as Cabernet sauvignon, Petit verdot and Merlot were planted. This 3.5 acre estate is reminiscent of the Graves area of Bordeaux.

The wine from this vineyard displays classic profile of gravelly soils characteristics; dark and red cherry layered with spices, the wine is perfume, seductive and refined.

Soil composition: Gravelly loam
Year Planted: 1999
Size: 3.5 acres
Vine spacing: 3’ x 6’
Location: East of downtown St. Helena
Clones: 337 for Cab; 181 for Merlot; 400 for Petit verdot
Elevation: Valley floor
Appellation: Saint Helena – Napa Valley
Varietals: Cabernet sauvignon; Merlot; Petit verdot