1996 Melka CJ
CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

The nose exhibits earthy flavors, leather and blackcurrant. A medium bodied wine, the entrance is smooth and seductive with nice aromatics of cola and red cherry. The finish is intense developing supple tannins and animal characters.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Napa Valley

Production: 200 cases
Bottling: June 1998
Aging: 20 months in 59 gallon barrel; 45% new oak
Release: Fall 1998
Suggested Retail: $22.00

Recommended to drink now.

"Dense and minerally, with a core of tar, earth and black cherry flavors. Rustic but flavorful, with wild tannins."

- The Wine Spectator, November, 1999