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Chateau Boswell Pinot Noir Absolutely Eloise Bentrock 2016

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CWA97

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $125.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“A very dense, concentrated Pinot that is yet another triumph for Chateau Boswell, the vintage and the region it represents. Deliciously integrated 100% new oak truly enhances the rich, dark fruit profile with spicy bold cherries, kirsch, raspberry jam, brown sugar, black tea, soy, vanilla and cola. Young, fresh and tight, with an exotic edge of rose-hip and Indian spice that reveals with time, in an imposing yet silky texture. This gracefully endowed Pinot resonates bright and inviting on the long, velvety smooth finish.” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
Philippe Melka has quickly become one of the hottest and prolific winemakers in the Napa Valley with one of the most impressive resumes in the business, having consulted at some of the world's most notable ‘cult’ wines including; Dominus, Hundred Acre, Bryant Family, Dana Estates, Dalla Valle and Vineyard 29, among many more. 

Melka cut his teeth in Bordeaux, France where he was born, and is quick to credit the masterful influences his many mentors there; Delmas and Masclef from Château Haut-Brion; Moueix and Berrouet from Château Pétrus; and Michel Rolland from Château Le Bon Pasteur. Realizing the potential of Napa, he moved to the US and dedicated his life’s work to consulting for many of Napa’s top estates and recently started his own label – Melka Wines with his wife Cherie. A recipient of numerous perfect 100-point scores from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, it is no surprise that he was named by Parker as “one of the world’s top nine consulting winemakers.” 
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“A very dense, concentrated Pinot that is yet another triumph for Chateau Boswell, the vintage and the region it represents. Deliciously integrated 100% new oak truly enhances the rich, dark fruit profile with spicy bold cherries, kirsch, raspberry jam, brown sugar, black tea, soy, vanilla and cola. Young, fresh and tight, with an exotic edge of rose-hip and Indian spice that reveals with time, in an imposing yet silky texture. This gracefully endowed Pinot resonates bright and inviting on the long, velvety smooth finish.” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
Philippe Melka has quickly become one of the hottest and prolific winemakers in the Napa Valley with one of the most impressive resumes in the business, having consulted at some of the world's most notable ‘cult’ wines including; Dominus, Hundred Acre, Bryant Family, Dana Estates, Dalla Valle and Vineyard 29, among many more. 

Melka cut his teeth in Bordeaux, France where he was born, and is quick to credit the masterful influences his many mentors there; Delmas and Masclef from Château Haut-Brion; Moueix and Berrouet from Château Pétrus; and Michel Rolland from Château Le Bon Pasteur. Realizing the potential of Napa, he moved to the US and dedicated his life’s work to consulting for many of Napa’s top estates and recently started his own label – Melka Wines with his wife Cherie. A recipient of numerous perfect 100-point scores from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, it is no surprise that he was named by Parker as “one of the world’s top nine consulting winemakers.” 



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Chateau Boswell

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Santa Rita Hills