Entre Nous

Secret Acre
2014 Red Wine
Oakville

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 165
Vintage

2014

Entre Nous

Secret Acre

Red Wine
Oakville

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Single barrel selection of our 2014 Red Wine
  • Sourced from our organically farmed, 26-acre Oakville estate; Philippe Melka’s sole Oakville project
  • We crafted this modern wine the old-fashioned way—completely by hand
  • The structured finesse and graceful balance mark the resulting wine as the work of a master craftsman

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Your Premiere Napa Valley wine is a single-barrel passion project from the Oakville estate of Entre Nous. The fruit was sourced from their organically farmed, 26-acre Oakville estate, which is Philippe Melka’s sole Oakville project. Ancient winemaking techniques were taken to the extreme by hand-selecting every berry, blending only the best lots from the estate vineyard and aging exclusively in Taransaud T5 barrels. The structured finesse and graceful balance mark the resulting wine as the work of a master craftsman.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Philippe Melka

Winemaker, Entre Nous

Winemaker, Philippe Melka

Philippe spent much of his youth in Bordeaux, France, earning his geology degree from the University of Bordeaux. On a whim, he took a wine course in his final year of study - a decision that changed his life.

Country born: France

Education: Philippe has been trained and influenced by some of the most notable personalities in the wine business: Jean Delmas and Jean Philippe Masclef from Haut-Brion, Christian Moueix and Jean Claude Berrouet from Petrus, Paul Draper from Ridge, Daniel Baron from Silver Oak and Michel Rolland from Chateau Pasteur.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Honors / Awards:
Top 9 Wine Consultants In The World (Robert Parker, Jr. - The Wine Advocate)

Winemaking Philosophy:
A hands-on approach that conveys the place, which is about the soil and the grapes, but also about the spirit of the land and the people. To engage human hands and minds to perform work usually left to machines to result in the purest expression of the fruit possible.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

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Entre Nous 2014 Red Wine Oakville Secret Acre 20
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Jamieson Ranch Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak Cordes Vineyard 19
Mario Bazán Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 19
Beaulieu Vineyard 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 18
Detert Family Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Franc Oakville 18
Elizabeth Spencer 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford 18
Keenan Winery 2012 Zinfandel Spring Mountain District A Nod to History 18
Ghost Block and Markham Vineyards 2011 Red Wine Yountville Meritage Blend 17
Robert Biale Vineyards 2011 Petite Sirah Napa Valley P.S. 185 17
Snowden Vineyards 2011 Petit Verdot Napa Valley 17
Tierra Roja Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Katharine's Blend 17
Coho 2010 Merlot Coombsville Michael Black Vineyard 16
Hourglass 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Five Element Theory 16
Paraduxx 2010 Red Wine Napa Valley Rector Creek Vineyard 16
Castello di Amorosa 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford MORISOLI-BORGES 15
Juslyn Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 15
Sawyer Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 15
Tierra Roja Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Katharine’s Blend 15
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