Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 137
Vintage

2018

Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • A special bottling of the vintage representing the best of the estate
  • Your Premiere Napa Valley wine was masterfully created by Philippe Melka and blended by Michel Rolland
  • This unique wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aging for 20 months in new Taransaud barrels
  • Impeccably balanced with extraordinary intensity and beautiful clarity with supple, sweet tannins

Vintner and entrepreneur Alejandro Bulgheroni came to Napa Valley to create a classic Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine of uncompromising quality. The land he purchased at the base of Howell Mountain is ideal for cultivating Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, our estate crafts wines with fruit from select growing areas within Napa Valley, carefully choosing from the valley’s many microclimates, soils and terrain to create wines of character and complex depth. Crafted with unsurpassed skill by celebrated winemaker Philippe Melka and blended together with master enologist Michel Rolland, our Cabernet Sauvignon wines are as unique and delightful as the Napa Valley itself.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")

Philippe Melka

Winemaker, Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate

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

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