The debut vintage of this new star Melka Cabernet blend is a smashing one!
96 from the Wine Enthusiast:
This red is brightly layered in fresh blue fruit, meat and garrigue, showing plenty of density and complexity. It has a wild character that's intriguing and energetic, with lasting threads of white and black pepper on the finish.
The winery says:
This complex and layered wine is opaque and dark-cherry red in appearance with bright and enticing aromas of leather, smoked meat, cedar, brown sugar and wild blackberry. On the palate it is extremely balanced with a beautiful dark fruit entry followed by a full mid-palate weighted with dark chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla and soft, persistent tannins. The structured Cabernet Sauvignon blended with the powerful, hedonistic and elegant Rhone varieties from our Estate vineyard complement each other perfectly in this seamless and supple wine.