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Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon Cru 2016

Rating

CWA96

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $67.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on orders of 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 96 Points
“Stunning aromatics offer a gorgeous display of blueberry, black raspberry and creme de cassis along with licorice, a touch of vanilla and graphite, with hints of espresso and graham cracker. Ripe blackberry, plum, mulberry, cocoa powder, spicy oak and savory herb nuances are woven onto the fine tannins coming forth with excellent grip on the long finish. For the quality this puts forth the value it brings along is astounding.” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
Winemaker 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 Chateau Haut-Brion; Moueix and Berrouet from Chateau Petrus; and Michel Rolland from Chateau 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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Milk Chocolate

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Savory

Gamey

High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on orders of 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 96 Points
“Stunning aromatics offer a gorgeous display of blueberry, black raspberry and creme de cassis along with licorice, a touch of vanilla and graphite, with hints of espresso and graham cracker. Ripe blackberry, plum, mulberry, cocoa powder, spicy oak and savory herb nuances are woven onto the fine tannins coming forth with excellent grip on the long finish. For the quality this puts forth the value it brings along is astounding.” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
Winemaker 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 Chateau Haut-Brion; Moueix and Berrouet from Chateau Petrus; and Michel Rolland from Chateau 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.”

Winery Vineyard 29

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley