Lail Vineyards

Lail Vineyards

2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley
Release Date June 2018
  • 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • 100% new oak, aged for 18 months
  • Single vineyard, Totem Estate located in Yountville

Philippe Melka

Philippe Melka, Winemaker

Wines are made in the vineyard, with minimal intervention in the cellar.
Country Born
France
Winery Experience
20-30 years
Education
I attended the University of Bordeaux graudating with a degree in geology, then a Master's degree in enology and agronomy.
Honors / Awards
Named by Robert Parker as one of the top nine wine consultants in the world.

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