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Gandona Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill 2015

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CWA97

RP96

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $235.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“96 Points”
“The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is very deep purple-black in color with a crushed plums, blackberries and black cherries nose with hints of dried herbs and smoked meats plus menthol and chocolate box notes. The full-bodied palate is rich, finely textured and fresh, with great purity and length.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 

BACKGROUND
Winemaker Profile: Philippe Melka Philippe 
Philippe Melka Philippe spent much of his youth in Bordeaux, France, earning a geology degree from the University of bordeaux. On a whim, he took a wine course in his final year of study — a decision that changed his life. Philippe’s journey in winemaking started at Chateau Haut-Brion, where his passion for Cabernet-based blends and Sauvignon Blanc was born. He completed a master’s program in Agronomy and Enology under the direction of Professor Sequin, the renowned terroir specialist. 

Yearning to know more, Philippe traveled to Napa Valley (Dominus Estate), Western Australia (Chittering Estate), Chianti in Italy (Badia O Coltibuono) and Bordeaux (Chateau Petrus), where he divided his time between soil study and winemaking. Philippe honed his craft as winemaker by studying under such names as Jean Delmas and Jean Philippe Masclef from Haut-Brion, Christian Moueix and Jean Claude Berrouet from Petrus, and Paul Draper from Ridge. 

Philippe has been named one of the top nine wine consultants in the world by Robert Parker. Using the knowledge he gained from his experiences around the world, Philippe has devoted the past 15 years to winemaking in Napa as consultant to the most highly regarded estate wineries and as co-proprietor of Melka Wines with his wife, Cherie.
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*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“96 Points”
“The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is very deep purple-black in color with a crushed plums, blackberries and black cherries nose with hints of dried herbs and smoked meats plus menthol and chocolate box notes. The full-bodied palate is rich, finely textured and fresh, with great purity and length.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 

BACKGROUND
Winemaker Profile: Philippe Melka Philippe 
Philippe Melka Philippe spent much of his youth in Bordeaux, France, earning a geology degree from the University of bordeaux. On a whim, he took a wine course in his final year of study — a decision that changed his life. Philippe’s journey in winemaking started at Chateau Haut-Brion, where his passion for Cabernet-based blends and Sauvignon Blanc was born. He completed a master’s program in Agronomy and Enology under the direction of Professor Sequin, the renowned terroir specialist. 

Yearning to know more, Philippe traveled to Napa Valley (Dominus Estate), Western Australia (Chittering Estate), Chianti in Italy (Badia O Coltibuono) and Bordeaux (Chateau Petrus), where he divided his time between soil study and winemaking. Philippe honed his craft as winemaker by studying under such names as Jean Delmas and Jean Philippe Masclef from Haut-Brion, Christian Moueix and Jean Claude Berrouet from Petrus, and Paul Draper from Ridge. 

Philippe has been named one of the top nine wine consultants in the world by Robert Parker. Using the knowledge he gained from his experiences around the world, Philippe has devoted the past 15 years to winemaking in Napa as consultant to the most highly regarded estate wineries and as co-proprietor of Melka Wines with his wife, Cherie.



Ratings Sources

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

Winery Gandona Estate

Vineyard Designate

AVA Pritchard Hill

Region Napa Valley