Vintage Notes

We bottled our first wine under the Melanson Vineyard label in 1985. This crisp, acidic Sauvignon Blanc whet our palates and encouraged us to continue to bottle a small amount of wine for our own personal consumption.

The Melanson label evolved into a Wente Clone Chardonnay in 1988 when we purchased our vineyard on Pritchard Hill. Then in 2003 our production expanded to include Cabernet Sauvignon from the 7.5 acre Matthew’s Block that was redeveloped in 1999.Now, years later, with maturate vines, unsurpassed terroir and a stellar winemaker our wine has become a formidable offering that rivals the best Cabernet Sauvignon in the Napa Valley.