Phase V

The bouquet is heavily perfumed with heady spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom with a fresh undercurrent of ripe red and black fruit. The entry is pleasantly bright and fresh with vibrant acidity. The structure is punctuated by a classic sweet ripe Calistoga tannin that leads into a dense, well integrated, yet powerful volume on the palate. The finish lasts well after the wine is gone with flavors of cocoa, casis, caramel and blackberries. A wine that is truly delicious.

Winemaking details

  • VINTAGE: 2012
  • APPELLATION: Napa Valley
  • ALCOHOL: 15.4%
  • BARREL AGING: 24 months in 80% new French oak
  • PRODUCTION: 270 cases
  • HARVEST DATE: October 9th, 2012
  • WINEMAKER: Philippe Melka
  • YIELDS PER ACRE: 3.2 Tons
  • FERMENTATION: Fermented in stainless steel tanks and French oak puncheons
  • COOPERAGE: Radoux, Demptos, Taransaud, Baron

Back to Wines