Melka

La Mekerra Knights Valley Cabernet Franc-Merlot Blend

9.515 ratings
9.53 pro ratings
Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Top Notes For
Greg Gregory

Greg had this 4 years ago

Greg had this 4 years ago

2 people found it helpfulSep 9th, 2015
Paul Mabray

Founder VinTank

10

Best SB I've had in 2016.

Best SB I've had in 2016.

Jan 5th, 2016
Michael L S

Won't score this because of how deep into the wedding it was opened. Powerful and rich wine with good earth, mineral notes

Won't score this because of how deep into the wedding it was opened. Powerful and rich wine with good earth, mineral notes

Oct 9th, 2016
Benjamin Keator

Guessed northern Rhône. Great wine

Guessed northern Rhône. Great wine

Feb 2nd, 2019
Kevin Boyd

Great wine to celebrate a job promotion.

Great wine to celebrate a job promotion.

Aug 5th, 2018
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Completely mixed it up tonight, Austin didn’t make it out of the house unfortunately

Completely mixed it up tonight, Austin didn’t make it out of the house unfortunately

May 27th, 2018
Mike Mayer

A fantastic example of a Napa version of a right Bank wine. Grapes are from Knights Valley in Napa. Aromas of sweet tobacco, blue fruit and some floral hints. This wine feels silky smooth in your mouth with sleek tannins. Beautiful tastes of blueberries, currants, plums and a little licorice. Beautiful acidity and a long tasty finish.

A fantastic example of a Napa version of a right Bank wine. Grapes are from Knights Valley in Napa. Aromas of sweet tobacco, blue fruit and some floral hints. This wine feels silky smooth in your mouth with sleek tannins. Beautiful tastes of blueberries, currants, plums and a little licorice. Beautiful acidity and a long tasty finish.

Oct 29th, 2017
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Nice Cab franc, I'll do a side by side with the Patria & Leviathan with my last bottle.
Parker 98, said it was Californias version of a Cheval Blanc. I wouldn't know, I've never had a Cheval Blanc

Nice Cab franc, I'll do a side by side with the Patria & Leviathan with my last bottle.
Parker 98, said it was Californias version of a Cheval Blanc. I wouldn't know, I've never had a Cheval Blanc

Oct 18th, 2016
Mike Mayer

A fantastic blend of cab franc and merlot. The cab franc dominates with lots of dusty herbaceousness and spice softened by blue fruit notes that probably are coming from the merlot. This is a young wine still working to go from youth to adulthood. The tannins are very evident and slightly gritty but overall a nicely structured wine. This wine will most likely rock your socks in a decade. I don't drink very many right bank Bordeaux's but this is a fantastic modern interpretation of those standards.

A fantastic blend of cab franc and merlot. The cab franc dominates with lots of dusty herbaceousness and spice softened by blue fruit notes that probably are coming from the merlot. This is a young wine still working to go from youth to adulthood. The tannins are very evident and slightly gritty but overall a nicely structured wine. This wine will most likely rock your socks in a decade. I don't drink very many right bank Bordeaux's but this is a fantastic modern interpretation of those standards.

May 7th, 2016
Justin Brilman

It's still a baby but drinking beautifully. The franc/Merlot blend will benefit with some time in the bottle but already showing typical Melka silk...

It's still a baby but drinking beautifully. The franc/Merlot blend will benefit with some time in the bottle but already showing typical Melka silk...

Jan 10th, 2016