Owned and made by Maayan Koschitzky, Philippe Melka’s right-hand man for a long time, and considered one of the best Winemakers in Napa Valley (which is a very special title).
“Block X provides the perfect climate conditions to reach our desired wine style. We sorted the fruit thirty-percent whole cluster with some stem inclusion. Native fermentation took place over roughly 16 days and then pressed into barrels, which are 30% new French oak. The wine is deep purple, an inky and opaque color. The nose has expressive white pepper with earthy notes, caramelized bacon, and black pepper on the palate. It’s textural with great acidity, lingering exotic spices, softer classic Syrah tannins, and a long finish. The wine is already enjoyable and will age for 20+ years.”