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Melka Wines

Melka Wines The Melkas commitment to the highest quality, has brought them to a change in how their own two labels are produced. The initial offerings, starting in 1996, were a blending of small portions of the annual production of Philippe's select winery clients. Commencing with the 2003 vintage for both Métisse and CJ, the wines will be crafted from superlative single vineyards. The Melkas found that to ensure the stability and consistency of the wines, it was imperative that a change be made to sourcing quality fruit. After seven vintages, the timing was perfect to take Melka Wines to the next level. Their approach to winemaking, as it is to life in general, is balance and not excess.


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2929 Hwy 29 N, St. Helena, CA, US, 94574 Email:
Phone: 707-963-6008 Web:
Fax: 707-963-4546
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  CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine is reminiscent of the 2003: it is a dense "big cab" style but with enough harmony and integration to make it approachable. The aromas of smoke, blackberry, liquor and oak spices increase in intensity with aeration. The mouth feel is broad with a rich texture and luscious sweetness.
  Métisse Proprietary Red
The aromatics of this wine are seductive with hints of violet, vanilla and dried herbs. A Bordeaux styled wine exhibiting pure elegance, fabulous dark fruit, an attractive freshness as well as intensity. It is luscious, rich, and opulent. Gorgeously integrated acidity, alcohol and sweet tannin make for an extremely complex wine. Decanting highly recommended. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot; 100% Napa Valley


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