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Dana Estates


2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Release Date October 2021

Philippe Melka

Philippe Melka, Winemaker

Wines are made in the vineyard, with minimal intervention in the cellar.
Country Born
Winery Experience
15-20 years
Philippe attended the University of Bordeaux graudating with a degree in geology, then a Master's degree in enology and agronomy. He has been trained and influenced by some of the most notable personalities in the wine business: Jean Delmas and Jean Philippe Masclef from Haut-Brion, Christian Moueix and Jean Claude Berrouet from Petrus, Paul Draper from Ridge, Daniel Baron from Silver Oak and Michel Rolland from Chateau Pasteur.
Honors / Awards
Named by Robert Parker as one of the top nine wine consultants in the world.

Philippe spent much of his youth in Bordeaux, France, earning his geology degree from the University of Bordeaux. On a whim, he took a wine course in his final year of study—a decision that changed his life