Melka La Mekerra Knights Valley Cabernet Franc-Merlot Blend 2012

Ratings on Delectable

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

Just picked some up, looking forward.

Just picked some up, looking forward.

9.3

Paul Mabray Delectable Pro

Founder VinTank

Best SB I've had in 2016.

Best SB I've had in 2016.

10

Michael L S Delectable Pro

Won't score this because of how deep into the wedding it was opened. Powerful and rich wine with good earth, mineral notes

Won't score this because of how deep into the wedding it was opened. Powerful and rich wine with good earth, mineral notes

Benjamin Keator

Guessed northern Rhône. Great wine

Guessed northern Rhône. Great wine

9.5

Kevin Boyd

Great wine to celebrate a job promotion.

Great wine to celebrate a job promotion.

9.7

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Completely mixed it up tonight, Austin didn’t make it out of the house unfortunately

Completely mixed it up tonight, Austin didn’t make it out of the house unfortunately

9.7

Mike Mayer

A fantastic example of a Napa version of a right Bank wine. Grapes are from Knights Valley in Napa. Aromas of sweet tobacco, blue fruit and some floral hints. This wine feels silky smooth in your mouth with sleek tannins. Beautiful tastes of blueberries, currants, plums and a little licorice. Beautiful acidity and a long tasty finish.

A fantastic example of a Napa version of a right Bank wine. Grapes are from Knights Valley in Napa. Aromas of sweet tobacco, blue fruit and some floral hints. This wine feels silky smooth in your mouth with sleek tannins. Beautiful tastes of blueberries, currants, plums and a little licorice. Beautiful acidity and a long tasty finish.

9.2

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Nice Cab franc, I'll do a side by side with the Patria & Leviathan with my last bottle. Parker 98, said it was Californias version of a Cheval Blanc. I wouldn't know, I've never had a Cheval Blanc

Nice Cab franc, I'll do a side by side with the Patria & Leviathan with my last bottle. Parker 98, said it was Californias version of a Cheval Blanc. I wouldn't know, I've never had a Cheval Blanc

9.7

Mike Mayer

A fantastic blend of cab franc and merlot. The cab franc dominates with lots of dusty herbaceousness and spice softened by blue fruit notes that probably are coming from the merlot. This is a young wine still working to go from youth to adulthood. The tannins are very evident and slightly gritty but overall a nicely structured wine. This wine will most likely rock your socks in a decade. I don't drink very many right bank Bordeaux's but this is a fantastic modern interpretation of those standards.

A fantastic blend of cab franc and merlot. The cab franc dominates with lots of dusty herbaceousness and spice softened by blue fruit notes that probably are coming from the merlot. This is a young wine still working to go from youth to adulthood. The tannins are very evident and slightly gritty but overall a nicely structured wine. This wine will most likely rock your socks in a decade. I don't drink very many right bank Bordeaux's but this is a fantastic modern interpretation of those standards.

9.3

Justin Brilman

It's still a baby but drinking beautifully. The franc/Merlot blend will benefit with some time in the bottle but already showing typical Melka silk...

It's still a baby but drinking beautifully. The franc/Merlot blend will benefit with some time in the bottle but already showing typical Melka silk...

9.3

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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