EP 55 More today with Philippe Melka. Episode #55

2001 Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon

2003 Melka Cj Cabernet Sauvignon

2003 Philipe Melka Metisse

In today’s episode Gary continues with Philippe Melka. Gary and Philippe taste four wines including two wines from Melka Wines.

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I have a case or two of each at work so u just have to find them. But the thing about melka is his “focus” i mean his wines are amazingly bright and focused wine. I mean i left out yesterday the Dalla Vale and cheval blanc of course bryant! i Mean this is the Man!!! com on where are the comments

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  • Julius

    Great show, Gary. I watched the previous episode yesterday and was all set to send a comment today to say “What about some of the other GREAT wines from Philippe, including his own label?” Well, based on todays episode, you must have read my mind.
    I’m curious about one thing. With all the wines that are in Philippe’s portfolio, (and some have commented that he might be spread to thin) how does he find the time to surf?

  • Julius

    Great show, Gary. I watched the previous episode yesterday and was all set to send a comment today to say “What about some of the other GREAT wines from Philippe, including his own label?” Well, based on todays episode, you must have read my mind.
    I’m curious about one thing. With all the wines that are in Philippe’s portfolio, (and some have commented that he might be spread to thin) how does he find the time to surf?

  • http://www.myspace.com/chateaumiller Brandon M

    Same question as Julius:

    If you follow a wine maker how can you tell which wines are gonna be better than the others? Obviously “Style” is gonna be the same. Or is it? Maybe Phillippe experiments with his own, but follows the letter on others. It’s an interesting point that I would love to have answered by a wine maker!

    B

  • http://www.myspace.com/chateaumiller Brandon M

    Same question as Julius:

    If you follow a wine maker how can you tell which wines are gonna be better than the others? Obviously “Style” is gonna be the same. Or is it? Maybe Phillippe experiments with his own, but follows the letter on others. It’s an interesting point that I would love to have answered by a wine maker!

    B

  • http://www.PopCling.com/ Jason Coulston

    Melka is really fantastic. He seduces a roundness on the palette that seems to be a signature of all of his wines. Have you tried the Seavey? That, to me, is probably the most underrated project in his portfolio . . . which is great for me!

  • http://www.PopCling.com Jason Coulston

    Melka is really fantastic. He seduces a roundness on the palette that seems to be a signature of all of his wines. Have you tried the Seavey? That, to me, is probably the most underrated project in his portfolio . . . which is great for me!

  • soyhead

    top four!!! (still plodding along one by one, i’ll let you know when that rubbish starts to creep in).

    P.S. When I go from coast to coast I myself am as well a big fan of jets.

  • soyhead

    top four!!! (still plodding along one by one, i’ll let you know when that rubbish starts to creep in).

    P.S. When I go from coast to coast I myself am as well a big fan of jets.

  • WA Ambassador

    It’s good to see that you took advantage of your time with him to record an episode on his own label. I’ve actually never had his wine before, and I’m trying to figure out how I’ve not known about it other than that I haven’t had many mentors that have been able to really open me up to the greater world of wine. Thanks for this opportunity, Gary.

  • WA Ambassador

    It’s good to see that you took advantage of your time with him to record an episode on his own label. I’ve actually never had his wine before, and I’m trying to figure out how I’ve not known about it other than that I haven’t had many mentors that have been able to really open me up to the greater world of wine. Thanks for this opportunity, Gary.

  • The Fanjestic

    Nice guy, but I didn’t know any of the names he dropped – a little bit too pricey for my tastes if it’s not a 100% home run!

  • The Fanjestic

    Nice guy, but I didn’t know any of the names he dropped – a little bit too pricey for my tastes if it’s not a 100% home run!

  • Dan Leavy

    word 55 “revolution,”

  • Dan Leavy

    word 55 “revolution,”

  • John__J

    Wow, what an impressive list of wineries Phillipe has been a part of. Great guest, and seems to be a great, humble guy. Looking forward to trying his own wines.
    While I’m commenting, I would love to see you do an episode on charbono or vin jaune’s.

  • John J.

    Wow, what an impressive list of wineries Phillipe has been a part of. Great guest, and seems to be a great, humble guy. Looking forward to trying his own wines.
    While I’m commenting, I would love to see you do an episode on charbono or vin jaune’s.

  • http://www.orielwines.com/wines/w_soluna.php William Gray

    Awesome to see Philippe Melka on here! I havent tasted his Metisse, but I have tried his stuff for Seavey and Oriel. His Oriel 100% Cabernet is a great value.

  • corkscrew

    Great guest and fantastic wine maker…I have not tried his wines but the Melka brand has great labels and I have heard about Vineyard 29…will seek out the Cj which is afforable. http://www.winelx.com

  • http://twitter.com/pauldkind Paul Kind

    It felt like an honor just to watch a video of this guy. He seemed really understated, but obviously he's a genius. Thanks for the show.

  • Eacarrr

    Just had the CJ 2007 for my 36th birthday…. Loved it !! Delish!!

  • Anonymous

    Screw the wine monopoly in QC, I wanna try these wines but they are not accessible. I’m pissed now

  • Anonymous

    I have a case or two of each at work so u just have to find them. But the thing about melka is his “focus” i mean his wines are amazingly bright and focused wine. I mean i left out yesterday the Dalla Vale and cheval blanc of course bryant! i Mean this is the Man!!! com on where are the comments

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