Style: Full-body Red Vintage: 2011 ABV: 14.9%
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Region: California County: United States
Gemstone Vineyard is a small, family-owned producer of estate wines. Winemaker
Philippe Melka’s wine journey started at Chateau Haut Brion where he completed a masters program in Agronomy and Enology. In the following years he gained experience in the Napa Valley (Dominus Estate), Chianti (Badia a Coltibuono) and Bordeaux (Chateau Petrus), diving his time between soil study and winemaking. For the past 15 years he has served as consultant to several of the most highly regarded estate wineries in California – Bryant Family, Dalle Valle, Quintessa, Dana Estate, Hundred-Acre and Vineyard 29 – in addition to producing his own label, Melka Wines. As a winemaker, Philippe’s philosophy is simple: grow exceptional grapes and preserve the purity of the fruit in the wine.