1998 Melka CJ
CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

The appearance is a dark deep red. An impressive nose of fruit intensity reveals aromsas of black currant, anise and red cherry. Full of youth, this wine explodes flavors of caramel, smokiness, coffee, licorice and spice. The mouthfeel is harmonious with polished tannins.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Napa Valley

Production: 600 cases
Bottling: June 2000
Aging: 20 months in 59 gallon barrels; 45% new oak
Release: Fall 2000
Suggested Retail: $28.00

Recommended to drink.

"You might also seek out a few second-label wines from producers
with good reputations, which parallel the elegance of their pricier siblings."

- Wine & Spirits, Fall 2001