Davis Estates

Phase Five: Loving Life!
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 111


Davis Estates

Phase Five: Loving Life!

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • This Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from the finest rows of our vineyards selected by Philippe Melka
  • A touch of Petite Sirah is added for its dark fruit, structure and enhanced complexity
  • Your wine will age 24 months in 100% artisan French barrels in a dedicated cave
  • Lavish, opulent and dramatic, this head-turner offers plenty for the collector to enjoy

Davis Estates has proudly ushered this historic Napa Valley estate into its next chapter of site-specific, hillside farming. "Phase Five: Loving Life!" refers to the enjoyment of life’s hard work - putting everything we have into vineyard development, new technology and new experiments in the drive for the highest quality winemaking and then getting to share it with the world. Handcrafted by Philippe Melka and the Davis Estates team, the most exclusive lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Franc come from the finest rows and parcels of our estate vineyards. "Phase Five: Loving Life!" is an incredibly rich and luxurious wine, exhibiting the terroir and true potential unique to this historic property. The wine is aging deep in our caves for two years, behind forged steel doors accessible only by biometric hand scanner.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Philippe Melka

Winemaker, Davis Estates

Winemaker, Philippe Melka

Born and raised in Bordeaux, France, Philippe attended the University of Bordeaux graudating with a degree in geology, then a Master's degree in enology and agronomy. Philippe's first winery was Chateau Haut Brion, followed by work and study in Australia, Italy, back in France (Petrus) and finally in Napa Valley (Dominus). Philippe began consulting in 1995.

Country born: France

Education: Philippe attended the University of Bordeaux graudating with a degree in geology, then a Master's degree in enology and agronomy.

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Honors / Awards:
Named by Robert Parker as one of the top nine wine consultants in the world.

Winemaking Philosophy:
Wines are made in the vineyard, with minimal intervention in the cellar.


650 Castro Street
Mountain View  CA  94041
+86 138 1686-6308


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