1996 Melka, Philippe Metisse Proprietary Red Wine
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WA 91

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2000
Metisse is the name of the limited production wine made by the talented young French winemaking consultant Philippe Melka (also the winemaker for Seavey and J. Lail Vineyards). The 1996 Proprietary Red (240 cases made... Metisse is the name of the limited production wine made by the talented young French winemaking consultant Philippe Melka (also the winemaker for Seavey and J. Lail Vineyards). The 1996 Proprietary Red (240 cases made from a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc) is Bordeaux-like but with additional ripeness from the splendid California fruit. A dark ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of cedar spice box lead pencil and black currants. Sweet tannin plum smoke and spice are evident in this rich full-bodied concentrated red. Already delicious it promises to age for 15-18 years. Tel. (707) 963-6008; Fax (707) 963-4546
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 1996