Majestique Paso Robles Syrah 2018

Phillipe Melka has now been sourcing from the ‘Paderewski Vineyard’ for several years. This wine is quite simply Paso Robles at its finest. Inky and deep once in the glass, this takes on chocolate cake tones alongside tar and black licorice with black olive tapenade tones rounding out this evocative nose. The palate is deep, intense and downright delicious. Not only quite massive, but the err of freshness with a light salinity imparted is really impressive. Deep dark currants and black cherry cordial mingle with coffee ground flavors on the palate. Utterly sensational in its youth, this has another fifteen years of life ahead of it. Drink 2020-2033- 96 — 11 days ago

barak heller, Deborah and 21 others liked this


Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Mike R

Love this wine - amazing for the money - melka made and Dana Estate 2nd label - first time trying the ‘16 vintage - needs a good decant or a few years of rest - try again in two years — 17 days ago

Mike, Tom and 50 others liked this


La Mekerra Vineyard White Blend 2016

Mike R

Incredible wine - just one of my favorites sauv Blanc — 3 months ago

Mike, Dawn and 54 others liked this
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Great producer. Cheers!


Métisse Jumping Goat Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2009

Jumping Goat Vineyard is my favorite Melka wine. Should have had this a year ago as I like my CA reds on the younger side. — 16 days ago


La Mekerra Knights Valley Cabernet Franc-Merlot Blend

Very nice. Haven’t had a Merlot in quite some time and this is a particulately nice rendition. Will keep the other bottles for a few more years; they will mature nicely. — a month ago


Alexander Valley Red Blend 2016

This Melka / Skipstone ‘Preface’ towers in tiered structure. As a preview wine for the prominent portfolio, it is accurate and a relative bargain. Great stuff! — 2 months ago

Shay, Bob and 10 others liked this

Vice Versa

Le Petit Vice Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Short Rib wine. 👍🏼
Winery notes,

Unique circumstances helped create the monumentally impressive 2013 Le Petit Vice. Proprietor Patrice Breton worked with Paul Hobbs and Mike Smith in the beginning, and finished the wine with the help of Philippe Melka, and Shawn Johnson… Four of Napa Valley’s most accomplished winemakers.

Aged for 22 months in Taransaud and Marques French oak barrels,
— 4 months ago

Tom, Ryan and 30 others liked this
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

2-3 minute sear on each side at 500-550. Perfect 👌
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Prime cut makes a difference. Not a chew fest like supermarket meat.
Ellen Clifford

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I have never heard of Taransaud or Marques French barrels but if I go after a master of wine probably should know all the barrels 🤔 any which way sounds like it was a good wine 🍷


CJ Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Deep purple. Green bell pepper and eucalyptus nose. Muddled blackberry, anise, and white pepper. All of that carries over beautifully to the palate. Dry, medium minus acid, medium plus alcohol, tannins are medium and supple. After some time, I am also getting rare meat on the nose. This is a top 10 of 2020 for me. MELKA is one of the best in my book.

95 points
— a month ago

Eric, Lyle and 3 others liked this


Métisse St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

This Melka has never been a favorite...comes as part of the wine club package. Maybe it should have been decanted? — a month ago

Lail Vineyards

Blueprint Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

A blend of 83% Cab Sauv, 11% Merlot, and 6% Petit Verdot made by Philippe Melka. Deep Ruby with purple hues, aromas of black and blue fruits with herb spice and earthy notes. On the palate blueberry, blackberry and plum flavors with cacao, leather and tobacco. Firm tight grippy tannins, well balanced integrated nicely with smoky oak, long finish ending with fruit, spice and earthy character. Too young, keep corked for a few years. — 3 months ago

Alex, Romain and 4 others liked this