2016 Crescere Proprietary Red Blend Alexander Valley

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Introducing a new, ultra-premium wine venture from some of the world's foremost winemakers. Philippe Melka and James MacPhail have combined their significant powers in a new label, Crescere. Meaning 'to grow' in Latin, the name is a nod to the expanding vinous bounty of Sonoma, and no expense was spared in building this label with its eyes on the sky and those 100-point scores that could be just down the road. The combined talent, resources, and relationships that Melka, MacPhail and visionary founder Joe Reynoso bring to the table has us drooling in anticipation of some heavenly Bordeaux and Burgundy style wines from these legendary makers. 

We are over-the-moon to have access to the early fruit of this labor to offer this gem. The 2016 Crescere Proprietary Red is a full-bodied, structured beauty with plenty of black fruits and complex herbal notes. Mouth-filling richness with plenty of tannins and a finish that sticks the landing with style.

Proprietary Red
Phillippe Melka
22 Months
Oak Treatment:
70% new French oak barrels
Sonoma County
Alexander Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
98% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Syrah
Alcohol %:
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle

Jeb Dunnuck

The first release for this cuvée made from two separate blocks of the estate vineyard, the 2016 Proprietary Red Blend is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, but the cuvée will move more toward a Bordeaux blend as more fruit becomes available. Full-bodied, structured, and backward, with plenty of black fruits and herbal notes, it has a big mid-palate, no shortage of tannins, and a great finish. It needs 3-4 years of bottle age, but it’s another brilliant wine from this estate and winemaker Philippe Melka.