2009 Melka CJ
CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2009 was a cooler vintage in general and as a result this wine exhibits more dark fruit characters.  Plentiful aromas of dark cherry, cassis, tobacco with ripe, sweet fruit abound.  This full-bodied wine is extremely lush and vibrant - with hints of spice and tar layered in between and possessing powerful, soft tannins.  The finish is dense and long.

83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet franc, 6% petit verdot and 4% Merlot
100% Napa Valley

Production: 1800 cases
Bottling: June 2010
Aging: 20 months in one year old French oak 
Release: Fall 2011

Suggested Retail: $52.00


In 2009 we were able to source additional high end vineyards from extraordinary sites to be able to produce more of this stunning cabernet. CJ continues to prove itself as one of the best value cabernets from Napa Valley.

– Cherie & Philippe Melka, proprietors