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Lail Vineyards

Lail and Seavey: 25 Years with Philippe Melka

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Release Date October 2021
  • Celebrating 25 vintages of Philippe Melka as the winemaker for Lail and Seavey, commencing with their 1995 harvest

  •  A blend of top lots of the vintage - equal parts Seavey Estate and Lail's Mole Hill Howell Mountain estate vineyard

  •  From the truly outstanding 2019 vintage with Philippe's magical winemaking touch and incisive oversight of blending decisions


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.