This limited release wine is a wonderful example of the unique terroir of Pritchard Hill, touted for its steep, well-drained sloped and rugged volcanic soils. Melanson Vineyard rests high on the eastern hills which overlooks Lake Hennessey in the Napa's eastern mountains. Inky black in color, the wine is highlighted by flavors of black currants, tobacco leaves, cola and hints of chocolate. Intense fruit is framed by a very sturdy and age worthy tannin structure. This wine will age elegantly for the next 10-15 years.
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• Jeb Dunnuck (97 Points)
"All Cabernet and aged 20 months in new barrels, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard comes from a site in the hills east of the town of Saint Helena. It offers a stunning bouquet of red and black currants, tobacco leaves, damp earth, and hints of chocolate to go with a ripe, powerful, yet elegant style on the palate. Flawlessly balanced, with ripe, silky tannins, it's certainly a gem in the vintage and has everything you could want for a classic, ageworthy, world class Cabernet Sauvignon. It's going to develop additional nuance with 4-5 years of bottle age and have 2-3 decades of overall longevity."