Moone-Tsai Vineyards

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 41
Vintage

2010

Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • This barrel selection comes from its inaugural vintage using Cabernet Sauvignon from Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
  • This wine bears the hallmarks of Philippe Melka's renowned winemaking style and the coveted fruit from this legendary vineyard

For Premiere Napa Valley 2012, Moone-Tsai presents a barrel selection from its inaugural vintage using Cabernet Sauvignon from Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard. Bearing the hallmarks of Philippe Melka's renowned winemaking style and the coveted fruit from this legendary vineyard, this remarkable Cabernet reflects the commitment of the winery's founders, Mike Moone and MaryAnn Tsai.


Aging Process

22 months in new French Oak

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.74
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Philippe Melka

Winemaker, Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Winemaker, Philippe Melka

Bordeaux-bred, and mentored by the world’s most revered wine masters, Philippe brings to winemaking a philosophy that is elegant in its simplicity, and bewitching to its beholders.

Charming yet humble, straightforward but genteel, Philippe is quick to credit the masterful influences of Delmas and Masclef from Haut-Brion; Moueix and Berrouet from Petrus; Paul Draper from Ridge; and Michel Rolland from Chateau Pasteur.

Notwithstanding Philippe’s disarming modesty, the imprint he has left wherever he has applied his “touch” is unmistakable. Having put the likes of Dominus, Hundred Acre, Bryant Family Vineyards and Dana Estates on the map for discerning Cabernet enthusiasts, the fact that Robert Parker named Philippe as one of the world’s top nine consulting winemakers is no coincidence.

Philippe is creating extraordinary wines for Moone-Tsai that bear the imprimatur of his celebrated winemaking style, and the winery’s core artisanal values; all revealed in the classic combination of distinctive vineyard, terroir and fruit. From this, Moone-Tsai proudly presents exceptional wines of concentrated elegance and finesse… beguilingly balanced with strength, power, and subtle exuberance.

Country born: France

Education: Degree in Geology: University of Bordeaux
Mentors: Delmas and Masclef from Haut-Brion; Moueix and Berrouet from Petrus; Paul Draper from Ridge; and Michel Rolland from Chateau Pasteur

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Honors / Awards:
Robert Parker: "Top 9 Consulting Winemakers in the World"

Winemaking Philosophy:
Where possible, I minimize winemaking techniques in the cellar so I can create a wine that tells the story of the vineyard. In the end, it must be about the fruit.

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