Nose

The aromatics exhibit dense, rich and dark fruit components. Before the wine even touches the lips, it seems to scream that it will be this bold, blockbuster wine packed with energy.

Palate

Loaded with structure but never missing the signature finesse and elegance in the finish of a "Melka Wine", this offering from our Estate vineyard is a true reflection of a great vintage. Recommended to decant.

Growing Conditions

Montbleau Vineyard is situated on the western side of St. Helena on gentle sloping hills of Glass Mountain off the Silverado Trail. The soil is fractured bedrock with heavy loamy and glass sediments. This 2 acre hillside vineyard is fully exposed to the afternoon sun and is an extremely low yielding vine. The wine is intense and rich with graphite and leather components. Soil Composition: Glass Mountain bedrock loam Year Planted: 1997 Size: 2 acres Vine Spacing: 4’ x 7.5’ Location: West side of St. Helena Clone: 337 Elevation: 100 feet above sea level Exposure: West facing Appellation: Saint Helena – Napa Valley Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon First Vintage Produced: 2012

Aging

21 months in 75% new French oak barrels