96 points - limited Rare new Cabernet from one of Napa's newest cult wineries. 97+ Points Robert Parker: "Produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 20 months in French oak, 90% new, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard Pritchard Hill has a deep purple-black color and a rock star nose of black currant cordial, dark chocolate, black forest cake and licorice with touches of charcoal, Chinese five spice, potpourri and black soil. Full-boded, concentrated and completely seducing in the mouth, the palate offers bold, beautiful black fruit and exotic spice layers, framed by velvety tannins, finishing very long and perfumed. 210 cases were made... ...Proprietors Mark Pulido & Donna Walker started Pulido-Walker in 2010 with single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons from the Panek Vineyard in St. Helena and the Melanson Vineyard on Pritchard Hill. Sadly, their home on Mt. Veeder was one of the first to be destroyed during the recent wildfires in Napa Valley. Their young estate vineyard on Mt. Veeder, not yet in production, sustained minor damage according to winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. The Panek and Melanson vineyards were undamaged and the Mending Wall Winery they use in St. Helena to make and store their wines escaped unscathed, so fans of these wines can expect business as usual here, even as the Pulido-Walker home is being rebuilt"
So so good.. displayed a little more structure and depth than Panek .. great wine!
So so good.. displayed a little more structure and depth than Panek .. great wine!9.6
WOTN!! Melanson Vineyard on Pritchard Hill - similar to the TOR Melanson from a few weeks ago - it was outstanding!!
WOTN!! Melanson Vineyard on Pritchard Hill - similar to the TOR Melanson from a few weeks ago - it was outstanding!!9.6
Courtesy of @Daniel Ha. Love it
Courtesy of @Daniel Ha. Love it9.6
Enjoyed this 2015 . Thanks Daniel
Enjoyed this 2015 . Thanks Daniel9.5