Chateau Boswell Winery

Focus on the Sublime
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 140
Vintage

2015

Chateau Boswell Winery

Focus on the Sublime

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Winemakers: Philippe Melka and assistant Allison Nunnikhoven
  • Fruit: sourced from two of Napa Valley's most renowned vineyards; fermented in new French oak puncheons
  • Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch of Cabernet Franc; aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak
  • Character: sublime—simply a beautiful wine with focus and precision from vineyard to your glass

Focus on the Sublime is sourced from two of Napa Valley’s most renowned vineyards. Featuring both Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch of Cabernet Franc, your wine highlights the geological makeup of the vineyard source and our winemaker's ability to maintain the vineyard expression in the finished wine. These key components produced a wine with memorable character and style for years to come.


Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced

Philippe Melka

Winemaker, Chateau Boswell Winery

Winemaker, Philippe Melka

Philippe Melka spent much of his youth in Bordeaux and went on to attend the University of Bordeaux where he earned a geology degree. On a whim, he took a wine course in his final year of study; a decision that became a pivotal move in his life. He joined Chateau Haut-Brion and developed a passion for Cabernet-based blends and Sauvignon Blanc. While there, he completed a master's program in Agronomy and Enology under the direction of Professor Sequin, the renowned terroir specialist. Yearning to know more, Philippe traveled the world's best regions to study soil and make wine in Napa Valley at Dominus Estate, Western Australia's Chittering Estate, Badia O Coltibuono in Chianti and in Bordeaux at Chateau Petrus. This experience enabled him to hone his craft and study under such luminaries as Jean Delmas from Haut-Brion, Christian Moueix and Jean Claude Berrouet from Petrus, and Paul Draper from Ridge. Now, as one of the world's top nine wine consultants (named by Robert Parker), Philippe continues his devotion to winemaking as co-proprietor of Melka Wines with wife Cherie and as consulting winemaker to some of wine's most acclaimed estates in Napa Valley.

Country born: France

Education: University of Bordeaux, Geology
Masters in Agronomy and Enology

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I believe that the wine must tell the story of the native soil and let the fruit produced by a great vineyard, not the art of the winemaker, shine through.

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Winter Park  FL  32789
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