Red

2016 Melka Métisse Jumping Goat

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • sirpat007 wrote: 93 points

    July 11, 2019 - Melka Estates Tasting (Napa Grill, Zurich): Big Melka Estates tasting with various wines produced by Philippe and Cherie Melka, both present at the event, including the largest Jumping Goat vertical to date. Selected notes of the winemaker comments included in the tasting story. All wines we tasted showed a European inspired handwriting (Graves, Rhone valley) especially for older vintages with later vintages (2012- 2014) coming across quite heavy on the extraction. But with most scores in the 91-94 range (few exceptions included Jumping Goat 2005 and Martinez 2015, the first vintage for the latter), the line-up struggled to meet my high expectations.

    Tasting note:
    A bit less extracted than 2013-14, alomst a cool type of fruit. Good structure, tension and intensity. For once not the strongest vintage in a Napa vertical.

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  • Collector1855 wrote: 94 points

    July 11, 2019 - During a vertical tasting, flight two 12-16. well managed Napa CabSav. Richer than the Mekerea but still good balance, before 2010. i was less convinced with the wines of flight two. They were mostly too rich, sweetish, marmelade. The 2012 and 2016 were the freshest of that flight.

  • Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 95 points

    February 7, 2019 - Coravin pour. This wine soared out of the glass with blueberries, cherries, dark chocolate, spice box and hints of tobacco. Super fresh, lively and energetic, it showed exceptionally ripe, lush and racy on the pallet. Has a great tannic backbone, but is suave and vibrant, with tons of class and total harmony of all elements. Mostly medium bodied and with many layers of red and blue fruit, this hits all the senses just right. Finish is about 30 secs. I think this wine is likely to put on some weight in the bottle and be amazing in a couple years. 95++

  • csimm1161 wrote: 93 points

    February 7, 2019 - Melka: Kicking out just as much energy as the 2012 sampled before it, but managing to counterbalance some of its speed with notable intensity and concentration, the 2016 Jumping Goat catapults notes of bright cassis, black and red cherry, rose pedals, granite, and a significant amount swirling booze. This is all about the vibrancy and zest at the moment. Riding high, acidic, and primary in its current state, but seemingly with enough stuffing to integrate the totality of its components into a more cohesive beast after a solid 3-5+ years in bottle, this 2016 is compelling, if not completely rowdy and wild currently.

    93+ points, with upside after 2022/2023+.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Melka
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Métisse
  • Vineyard Jumping Goat
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • In Cellars 466 (96%)
  • Consumed 20 (4%)

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