Martinez Vineyard

Melka Métisse Napa
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Our second vintage of this wine coming from Pritchard Hill at 1200 feet in elevation above St. Helena.  We continue to learn what kind of wines we  can craft with these three varieties from this particular site.  The iconic wines from this area are noted for their complexity and this wine is no exception.  The aromas of minerality and crushed rock along with dark cherry, strawberry and toast leap from the glass.  There is superb tension in the wine, yet it is seductive and has what we would characterize as tight power.  An incredible multi-dimensional wine with superb length and refined tannins.

 60% CABERNET SAUVIGNON,  23% PETIT VERDOT AND 17% CABERNET FRANC
100% NAPA VALLEY

Production: 280 cases 750ml, 25 cases 1.5L
Bottling: June, 2018
Aging: 22 months in 85% new French oak barrels
Release: May 21, 2019
Maturity: 15-20 years

"The iron rich soils and huge boulders reminiscent of "The Hill" are the foundation for this dauntless wine."

~ Philippe & Cherie Melka, proprietors

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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.  The nose is dense, black cherry and dark chocolate giving way to an opulent wine with ripeness and structure yet extremely juicy and fresh.  The higher percentage of Petit verdot in this wine has a definite influence in its structure and also provides its freshness.  The wine starts and finishes with tannins that are firm along with a hint of licorice in the finish.  We suggest decanting three to four hours prior to serving.

 55% CABERNET SAUVIGNON,  25% PETIT VERDOT AND 20% CABERNET FRANC
100% NAPA VALLEY

Production: 160 cases
Bottling: August, 2017
Aging: 22 months in 85% new French oak barrels
Release: June 19, 2018
Maturity: 15-20 years
Retail Price: $225.00

"In an easy and warm year such as 2015, this hillside vineyard produced a wine with incredible dimension and depth.  A dream come true to create our own wine from Pritchard Hill."

~ Philippe & Cherie Melka, proprietors

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