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Melka Métisse Jumping Goat Vineyard 2007 750ml

Melka Métisse Jumping Goat Vineyard 2007

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This predominately Cabernet based wine possesses a classic nose of spring flowers, black currants, smoke and forest floor. It is a full-bodied wine with incredibly plush texture, impeccable purity and balance with silky tannins and a long finish. The 2007 vintage is considered by many as a perfect growing season with no heat waves during ripeness of the grapes. The result was intense and extremely complex flavors and amazing structure. Of the eleven vintages produced of this wine, this is clearly one of the best.
Wine Advocate
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From the Jumping Goat Vineyard within the St. Helena area, the 2007 Metisse Cabernet Sauvignon Jumping Goat Vineyard (a 400-case blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot) is a brilliant wine. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by a classic nose of spring flowers, black currants, coffee beans, smoke, and forest floor. Full-bodied with silky tannins, a voluptuous texture, and real opulence and length, it comes across like a French right bank wine rather than a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated red. Drink it over the next two decades.

Robert Parker, December 21, 2009
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Deep ruby-red. Extremely backward, medicinal nose conveys an exotic sweetness to the aromas of crushed blueberry, chocolate, caramel, licorice and marzipan. Then lush and seamless in the mouth; in a distinctly feminine style and offering plenty of early sweetness and sex appeal. Perhaps still a bit youthfully monolithic, but there's plenty of structure underneath to support development in bottle. Finishes with broad, late-arriving tannins. Melka emphasizes that his wine has been from a single vineyard since 2003 (a property next to Spottswoode, owned by Jim Gamble), but that he is only now denoting this on the label.

Stephen Tanzer, May 2010
Wine Spectator
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Firm and well-structured, showing a tight mix of spicy blackberry and wild berry fruit, with notes of spice, mineral and sage. Full-bodied, focused and persistent, ending with a rich, loamy earth and forest floor aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2020.

James Laube, October 31, 2010

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