Posts tagged: Philippe Melka

The “Perfect” Cabernet has arrived!

This might be one of the very best Cabernets to come from Knight’s Valley (even better than Peter Michael, really!)  The venture is owned by Norma Hunt (wife of the late Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt – who pretty much invented the Super Bowl).  This gorgeous property is well-situated, and when you bring in […]

Tuesday March 23rd, 2021 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on The “Perfect” Cabernet has arrived!

Philippe Melka’s Hidden Napa Cabernet Gem

  A classic Bordeaux-style blend (90% Cabernet Sauvignon & 10% Petit Verdot) sourced from premier Napa Valley sites, Double Eagle Red is treated to site specific winemaking focused on expressing the rich, fruit-driven style of the valley floor vineyards.  It was aged for 20 months in 60% new French oak. The wine shows a  garnet-purple […]

Friday September 25th, 2020 in , , | Comments Off on Philippe Melka’s Hidden Napa Cabernet Gem

Melka does not “skip” a beat

  Preface Prorprietary Red from Skipstone is made by ace-winemaker Philippe Melka. The grapes are sourced from hillside vineyards on the Mayacamas range located in the southeast portion of the Alexander Valley. Farmed sustainably and certified organic, grapes were all hand farmed and hand-harvested at night to preserve freshness and integrity of the grapes. Skipstone […]

Monday July 20th, 2020 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Melka does not “skip” a beat

96 Point (200 case) Cabernet beats BIG NAMES in Blind Tasting

Our first of the summer blind tasting Cabernet tasting brought together the who is who among great Cabs.  The lineup included: Aloft (95 RP) Vineyard 29 (95 WA) Fait Main Las Piedras (95 WA) Vineyardist (96 WA) Barnett Rattlesnake Vyd (95+ WA) Ramey Pedregal (95+ AG) Ceritas PMR (96 AG) Cliff Lede Scarlet Love (97 […]

Monday August 13th, 2018 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on 96 Point (200 case) Cabernet beats BIG NAMES in Blind Tasting

WAKE UP & SMELL MELKA’S LATEST HOT NEW CABERNET

  When you have two of the best people in industry at the helm, you can only expect the best of the best.  Philippe Melka (winemaker) and Jim Barbour (vineyard manager extraordinaire) have turned the old Long Vineyards (remember this great vineyard site from some years ago?) into a top notch Cabernet producer. Gandona (humble […]

Tuesday February 28th, 2017 in , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on WAKE UP & SMELL MELKA’S LATEST HOT NEW CABERNET

100 POINT PHILIPPE MELKA PROJECT

Mike Davis and his wife Sandy earned their stripes in the tech industry before setting up shop in the Napa Valley.  They purchased a 155-acre property in Calistoga in 2011, along with other vineyard holdings in the Napa Valley.  The “estate” stretches from the valley floor to about 1300 feet elevation and is planted to […]

Thursday February 9th, 2017 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 100 POINT PHILIPPE MELKA PROJECT

96 Point Rated Napa Cab Stunner

When you have two of the best people in industry at the helm, you can only expect the best of the best.  Philippe Melka (winemaker) and Jim Barbour (vineyard manager extraordinaire) have turned the old Long Vineyards (remember this great vineyard site from days past?).  Gandona is rooted in tradition and a passion for transforming land into something […]

Friday April 24th, 2015 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 96 Point Rated Napa Cab Stunner