This fantastic Knight’s Valley red from Philip Melka is composed of 53% Cabernet Franc and 47% Merlot, which was aged for 22 months in French oak (60% new) prior to bottling. The wine starts off with seductive aromas of ripe dark fruits, chocolate, spice box, mocha and tar which all develop beautifully in the glass. The mouthfeel and texture is absolutely phenomenal, as layers of mocha, anise, crème de cassis and blueberry compote flavors all come together marvelously. The texture and viscosity is sumptuous, as this continues to thoroughly impress through the long finish. This should age tremendously well for years to come, however it is simply stunning now.