1999 Melka Metisse Red

Quantity Available6 in stock
Vintage1999
VarietalBordeaux Blend
Bottle Size750ml
StyleRed
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
Bottle ConditionNormal

$135.00

6 in stock

Description
Melka Estates Metisse Proprietary Red Napa Valley, USA 1999
RP
91
ROBERT PARKER
The 1999 Metisse is a 500-case blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc (a different blend than when I first tasted it from barrel), that sees approximately 50% new French oak. Combining Bordeaux's elegant, highly nuanced style with Napa's sweet, ripe, concentrated fruit, its French sensitivity is accompanied by wonderful opulence and purity. The dense ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of cassis, jammy black cherries, blackberries, coffee, and fudge. It is deep, rich, pure, and medium to full-bodied, with moderate tannin in the finish. It should age gracefully for 15+ years.
ST
(88-91)
STEPHEN TANZER
Bright, deep ruby. Tight, slightly reduced aromas of blackberry and licorice. Smooth, ripe and concentrated, with slightly medicinal black fruit and dark chocolate flavors. Plenty of extract and size here. Finishes with very ripe, strong tannins that grew with aeration.
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