Meli Melo

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.153 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Last of the blind wines.

Deep ruby red. Very tight on the attack of the nose even after two hours. Another hour or so later some dark black fruits and sweet spices came through. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and medium plus to full bodied, more on the full side. Rich and dark attack on the palate that then plateaus. Black fruits, sweet spices and tobacco. Long finish. Drink till 2026.

Last of the blind wines.

Deep ruby red. Very tight on the attack of the nose even after two hours. Another hour or so later some dark black fruits and sweet spices came through. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and medium plus to full bodied, more on the full side. Rich and dark attack on the palate that then plateaus. Black fruits, sweet spices and tobacco. Long finish. Drink till 2026.

Aug 13th, 2017
Taylor Barnebey

Phillipe Melka the master...quintessential Cali while balanced on a pin...

Phillipe Melka the master...quintessential Cali while balanced on a pin...

2 people found it helpfulSep 4th, 2015
David Walser

Tasted great with our creamy pasta dishes.

Tasted great with our creamy pasta dishes.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2017
Matt Trader

Bordeaux for dinner, Napa for dessert! Notes in a moment..

Bordeaux for dinner, Napa for dessert! Notes in a moment..

Apr 28th, 2017
Shawn R

Absolutely delicious! Lush, dripping with bold black fruit-teeth staining good! Nose of blackberry, mesquite smoke and alcohol that blows off. Wonder of a mouthfeel-velvet, return of the full lush texture. Yet not heavy. Clove, plum, muddled black fruits and roses round out the taste. Finishes strong-figs, coco nibs and the scent of the inside of a cigar humidor. Slightly over manipulated from Philippe.

Absolutely delicious! Lush, dripping with bold black fruit-teeth staining good! Nose of blackberry, mesquite smoke and alcohol that blows off. Wonder of a mouthfeel-velvet, return of the full lush texture. Yet not heavy. Clove, plum, muddled black fruits and roses round out the taste. Finishes strong-figs, coco nibs and the scent of the inside of a cigar humidor. Slightly over manipulated from Philippe.

Sep 9th, 2016
Matt Trader

Fantastique! I definitely love anything Philipe Melka, and this is another justification. Napa Cabernet in a left bank Bordeaux style, which is only natural for Melka. Rich, succulent, with cocoa powder and espresso on the nose, with creme-de-casis, dark cherry, candied fruit and allspice notes, smooth fine grain tannin and a full body, and a rich chocolatey finish.

Fantastique! I definitely love anything Philipe Melka, and this is another justification. Napa Cabernet in a left bank Bordeaux style, which is only natural for Melka. Rich, succulent, with cocoa powder and espresso on the nose, with creme-de-casis, dark cherry, candied fruit and allspice notes, smooth fine grain tannin and a full body, and a rich chocolatey finish.

Jan 8th, 2016
Kevin Blix

Had late at night - tasted nice

Had late at night - tasted nice

Nov 17th, 2019
Garrett Parker

Overall a nice wine but bit smoky for me.

Overall a nice wine but bit smoky for me.

Feb 27th, 2018
Mike K.

Great fruitful flavor!

Great fruitful flavor!

Dec 24th, 2017
Paul Hoffert

This has a chocolate covered espresso bean nose to me. But once drink it you will find a lusciously smooth drinking wine that is pretty well balanced. It finished nicely with fading hints of like a light spice and milk chocolate. It is very enjoyable.

This has a chocolate covered espresso bean nose to me. But once drink it you will find a lusciously smooth drinking wine that is pretty well balanced. It finished nicely with fading hints of like a light spice and milk chocolate. It is very enjoyable.

Feb 8th, 2017