2002 Melka CJ
CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

This wine is an expressive, full bodied cabernet with deep red color. The aromatics are a mix of dark fruits, such as blackberry and currant, with subtle notes of oak and vanilla. The wine is rich with flavors of raspberry, chocolate and smokiness with a mouthfeel that lends itself to layers of complexity yet superbly balanced. It finishes smoothly with soft, polished tannins.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Napa Valley

Production: 1100 cases
Bottling: July, 2004
Aging: 18 months in 59 gallon barrels, 40% new oak
Release: December 2004
Suggested Retail: $35.00

Recommended to hold up to 7 years

"The 2002 CJ is one of our favorite vintages of this wine due to its richness; full of blackberries, blackcurrant and smoky character. It reminds us of the energy and pleasure that a 6 and 8 year old can give."

-Cherie & Philippe Melka, owners