2000 Melka CJ
CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

The color is a bright deep red. The nose is aromatically intense after just a few seconds in the glass. It is juicy, with dark fruits, licorice and anise with notes of earthiness and tar. The wine is round with a deep and generous mouthfeel. The attack is soft, full of flavors, elegant and pure. The finish comes with soft tannins, and a touch of sweetness. This is a classic CJ - full of generosity, sensitivity, youth and energy.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Napa Valley

Production: 600 cases
Bottling: June 2002
Aging: 20 months in 59 gallon barrels; 45% new oak
Release: Fall 2002

"...a truly beautiful bottle of wine. The aromas sing of vanilla and sweet berries
and the wine is delicious, soft, and round in the mouth - WOW!"

- The Wine Steward