2003 Melka CJ
CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

This wine is a densely structured full bodied cabernet with a deep red color. The aromatics are a mix of blackberry, tar and chocolate with floral overtones. The wine is rich with dark fruit flavors, chocolate and smokiness with layers of complexity. It has a nice long finish and benefits from decanting.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Napa Valley

Production: 1100 cases
Bottling: June 2005
Aging: 19 months in 59 gallon French oak barrels, 50% new oak
Release: December 2005
Suggested Retail: $40.00

Recommended to drink or hold.

"The 2003 CJ is by far one of our best efforts to date. We have achieved a wine that shows its
seriousness without losing its charm and playful nature. It reminds us - that like our children
- wine can be serious yet made to enjoy."

- Cherie & Philippe Melka, owners