2016 Melka Metisse Jumping Goat Vineyard, Napa Valley, California, USA

The wine boasts lush, bright raspberry fruit along with cloves, crushed rock and its signature perfumed characters. Superbly creamy and layered, there is amazing freshness to the wine and it is simultaneously very seductive and strong.



Our well-known Jumping Goat vineyard located in the AVA of St. Helena was harvested later in 2016 than the previous year. A beautiful growing season yielded spectacular quality.

The wine is aged for 20 months in French oak barrels (80% new).


Founded in 1996 with the drive to create wines that express the voice of the soil. Four distinctly different labels have developed from this passion over the past 20 years.

Métisse is a French word meaning “a blend of cultures”. We chose this name because it embodies both the spirit of our original concept (a blend of Bordeaux varietals - cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petit verdot) and our spirit as the winemakers a blend of French and American). Our first Métisse vintage, in 1996, was the result of blending grape varietals and vineyard sources. A symbiotic relationship between Philippe and his clients led to an extraordinary blend of grapes from all over Napa Valley. Then in 2003, we decided to make a single-vineyard Métisse wines. It seemed a natural progression for us, and fit our philosophy about wines expressing their native soil.


Grape(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Farming Sustainable