A 2017 Napa Cabernet Showcase with Philippe Melka

Few winemaking consultants are as in-demand as Melka, California's most prolific Bordeaux import. A baker's dozen of his 2017 Napa reds shows why

A 2017 Napa Cabernet Showcase with Philippe Melka
Winemaker Philippe Melka tastes with Lail Vineyards owner Robin Lail. (Alanna Hale)
Jul 1, 2020

Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth visits elite winemaking consultant Philippe Melka for a showcase tasting of 13 Napa Valley Cabernets from the 2017 vintage.

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