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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • After a brief introduction to the the state of Washington this past Monday I ... ... Folonari producing Saggi.Philippe Melka  and Agustin Huneeus Sr. producing Pirouette.Michel Rolland producing Pedestal.Gilles Nicault, formerly of Woodward Canyon producing Chester - Kidder the most distinct and arguably most representative of all the Long Sha... Read More

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  • Jenn - it should be fun. They have a bunch of great winemakers - John Duval, ... Duval, Dunn, Michel Rolland, Philippe Melka, Agustin Huneeus, etc.  All of the wines are good, some really good, but I think the Riesling is the weakest. I have a number of them and have taken a few to Europe to share with folks who don't know Washington wines. In... Read More

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  • Good news! I've been invited to my first wine makers dinner! Needless to say, I'm excited about the opportunity. The dinner is going to be with Gilles Nicault from Long Shadows next week.Naturally I'll be doing my homework in advance to learn what I can and think about good questions I'd like to ask. I know that Long Shadows has been discussed h... Read More

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  • Philippe Melka Cabernet Sauvignon Cj 2010

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  • Philippe Melka Cabernet Sauvignon Cj 2009

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    Sour currant and red berry fruit with camphor on the nose. Roasty, grilled herb quality aroma as well. Big and rich on the palate with lots of dark fruit, smoke, tobacco and licorice. Rich and generous. Evolves nicely on the palate with red and black berry fruit, smoke, tobacco. Has a chalky plum and tobacco aftertaste. Very nice wine.91 p... Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Metisse Red Blend Philippe Melka Napa Valley 2005

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  • Moone-Tsai Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2008

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    It seems almost everything Philippe Melka touches turns to gold and Moone Tsai is no exception. The cab has his wonderfully well balanced touch. Fruit, tannin, acid, wood, all joining harmoniously. This cab isn't for those who are searching for those super-viscous, mega Napa cabs with 15+% alcohol. This cab is medium to full bodied and quite... Read More

    Wine review by Matthew Hugh Walker


  • Philippe Melka Cabernet Sauvignon Cj 2009

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    Dark fruit on the nose- currant, cassis and cola. Also, some tobacco and licorice nuances. Rich, generous style on the palate that's big and delicious. Licorice, black, blue and purple fruit notes. Great structure, good balance. It's rich and decadent, but not fat. It's got a slightly brighter finish with hints of vanilla, oak and pure fru... Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Philippe Melka Cj Melka Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006

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    Wine review by milo363


  • Philippe Melka Cabernet Sauvignon Cj 2008

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    Quite Big if memory serves me. Evolves as the glass ages. rich vibrant color. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


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