2014 Melka CJ
Chardonnay
Napa Valley
This wine will be released in 2016.
2014 Melka CJ
Martinez Vineyard
Napa Valley
This wine will be release in 2016.
2012 Melka CJ
Montbleau Vineyard
Napa Valley
This wine will be released in 2015
2012 Melka CJ
Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley
This stunning Sauvignon blanc is the first white wine to be produced from the 2300 foot elevation vineyard in Knights Valley. Capturing the uniqueness of the La Mekerra soils, it emulates a striking nose so aromatically overwhelming that combines notes of minerality and varietal character. Peach, lychee, mango and gardenia are woven into a wine with perfect structure and balance. This utterly impeccable white ends with brilliant acidity and a long, lingering finish.
Available on October 28, 2014
2011 Melka CJ
CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
What a fun vintage for a French winemaker - back to the tradition of low alcohol and finesse. It felt like we were in Bordeaux and not California. This wine's blend composition is a reflection of the vintage. Having selected out all the Cabernet that did not meet our standards, the resultant wine is a round, sumptuous wine with silky tannins with notes of black currant fruit, tobacco, mocha . . .
Available on 9/24/13
2011 Melka CJ
Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley
The 2011 vintage was almost a dream come true for a French winemaker; light on its feet with aromatics of clove, cardamon and Bing cherry, this wine displays incredible vibrancy with lush, lively fruit. The structure and texture show a purity that is closest in style to a true Bordeaux. The seductive aromas and incredible balance excite the sense and make this wine ideal for food paring. This varietal blend composition is reminiscent of our very first vintage of Metisse.
2011 Melka CJ
Le Chatelet Vineyard
Napa Valley
The joy of making this wine in Philippe's homeland continues with an impressive 2011 vintage. the meticulous work in the vineyard and a much warmer trend during harvest helped the grapes achieve optimum ripeness. This full bodied wine from this robust vintage reveals a deeply colored and superb blend with aromas of rich cocoa nibs, dark cherries and an undeniable minerality; followed with layered mouthfeel of dark fruit and seamless tannins. This wine can be enjoyed over the following 20+ years.
2011 Melka CJ
Mekerra
Napa Valley
Above the fog at 2,500 feet during the 2011 growing season was one of the keys to the success of this wine, helping the grapes achieve full maturity with concentrated flavors. Aromatics of blackberry and tobacco mixed with floral notes and spice explode in this dense and lush wine. Beautifully balanced with a long and lingering finish, this wine will age 15-25 years easily. Decanting this wine is recommended to fully express the personality and the strength of our vineyard.
2011 Melka CJ
Paderewski Vineyard
Napa Valley
This wine marks the first Syrah ever to be produced by Melka Wines. After searching for a vineyard that meets the high standards needed to produce a Syrah of diistinction, the Paderewski Vineyard was selected. Rich in limestone, the resultant wine is dense, polished, round and elegant with aromas of dark fruit, black pepper, cedar and spice. This wine is all about finesse and length, finishing with long lasting aromas of berries and spice.
2011 Melka CJ
Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley
This stunning Sauvignon blanc is the first white wine to be produced from the 2300 foot elevation vineyard in Knights Valley. Capturing the uniqueness of the La Mekerra soils, it emulates a striking nose so aromatically overwhelming that combines notes of minerality and varietal character. Peach, lychee, mango and gardenia are woven into a wine with perfect structure and balance. This utterly impeccable white ends with brilliant acidity and a long, lingering finish.
2010 Melka CJ
CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
The 2010 CJ is a seductive, opulent wine exhibiting dark purple/ruby color with characteristics of licorice, spice, tobacco and plenty of black currant along with good plushness and a long luxurious finsh.
2010 Melka CJ
Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley
This 3.5 acre vineyard located in St. Helena produces an amazing Bordeaux blend every year. 2010 was a cool year with heat spikes after veraison which contribute to its complexity. The aromas of fresh cut flowers along with cloves, tobacco and dry earth jump from the glass.
2010 Melka CJ
Le Chatelet Vineyard
Napa Valley
This vineyard located right next to downtown Saint Emilion is one of the most charming places on earth and produces wines of incredible depth. The 2010 impresses with its captivating bouquet of licorice and spice. This opulent, full bodied wine reveals superb purity and a layered mouthfeel with ripe tannins and crisp acidity. This wine can be enjoyed over the following 25+ years.
Avaialble on 5/7/2013
2010 Melka CJ
Mekerra
Napa Valley
The 2010 Mekerra is a striking Cab franc/Merlot blend that entirely illustrates how wonderfully complex and impressive Cabernet franc can be. Mocha, blackberry, grilled herbs along with cedar and new leather leap from the glass in this rich and unctuous wine. A seamless structure and long finish will allow this wine to age easily 15-20 years. La Mekerra Vineyard soils are rich in both volcanic ash and clay - perfectly suited for Cabernet franc and Merlot.
2009 Melka CJ
CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
The cooler temperatures of 2009 produced a wine that exhibits more dark fruit characters with aromas of dark cherry, cassis, tobacco . . .
2009 Melka CJ
Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley
This 3.5 acre vineyard located in St. Helena is planted to all three varietals found in this delicious Bordeaux blend. This vintage produced a more polished and refined wine than the 2008, with layers of effortless, racy fruit that flow from this seamless, compelling wine.
2009 Melka CJ
Le Chatelet Vineyard
Napa Valley
This vineyard located right next to downtown Saint Emilion is one of the most charming places on earth and produces wines of incredible depth. 2009 has become the most acclaimed vintage in the last 50+ years.
2009 Melka CJ
Mekerra
Napa Valley
The 2009 exhibitis a pure expression of cabernet franc, one of our favorite varietals. We harvested the merlot and cabernet franc the last week of September under perfect conditions where warm nights provided full ripeness of the skin tannins.
2008 Melka CJ
CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
This unique wine exhibits aromas of blueberry, anise and black currants along with subtle hints of Asian spices. This full-bodied, dense and concentrated wine is packed with rich fruit flavors.
2008 Melka CJ
Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley
This wine possesses aromas of blueberry, sweet cherry and white chocolate. With a wonderful velvety texture and dense in the mid-palate, this seductive style cabernet based wine is layered with berries, anise and licorice.
2008 Melka CJ
Le Chatelet Vineyard
Napa Valley
This seamlessly integrated and balanced wine exhibits the essence of crushed rocks that emulate the typical terroir of Saint Emilion.
2008 Melka CJ
Mekerra
Napa Valley
The 2008 exhibits a style that is slightly plumper and denser than the 2007. The climatic conditions contributed to a vintage that resulted in very low yields but exquisitely balanced fruit.
2007 Melka CJ
CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Chloe and Jeremy have been developing their maturity and in so doing, their uniqueness has evolved.
As we see them grow, the CJ brand has also grown to emulate their distinctive character.
2007 Melka CJ
Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley
This predominately Cabernet based wine possesses a classic nose of spring flowers, blackcurrants, smoke and forest floor. It is a dense, full-bodied wine with incredibly plush texture, impeccable purity and balance with silky tannins and a long finish.
2007 Melka CJ
Le Chatelet Vineyard
Napa Valley
This full-bodied wine is a wonderful expression of this great terroir which expresses finesse and complexity. An extreme selection process results in a blend of 30% cabernet franc and 70% merlot, achieving a perfect balance.
2007 Melka CJ
Mekerra
Napa Valley
This voluptuous wine exhibits aromas of chocolate, spice box and sweet black currants. It possesses amazing delineation for its intensity, and low acid with an expansive and velvety-texture. The full throttle of flavors integrate nicely with supple tannin and a long fleshy finish. This wine has a distinctive personality that will certainly be one to follow. It is a cabernet franc - merlot blend that can compete
with the most structured Napa cabernets.
2006 Melka CJ
CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Lean and earthy with dark berry flavors combine with vanilla and cinder box to excite the senses. Firm yet super juicy, this succulent Napa Valley classic is a wine that never disappoints. The velvety tannins integrate seemlessly with the acidity making this wine approachable even in its youth.
2006 Melka CJ
Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley
This wine exhibits intense aromas of graphite, black cherries and black currants along with a deep smokiness and earthiness. A dense wine with concentrated fruit flavors it boasts real style and elegance, power and richness with very supple tannins.
2006 Melka CJ
Le Chatelet Vineyard
Napa Valley
This is the inaugural vintage of our first ever-produced French wine that brings us back to Philippe's roots in France. The vineyard is located on a beautiful site next to Beausejour Becot. The soils of limestone and clay allow us to create a unique blend that will surely satisfy the most discerning of French palates.
2005 Melka CJ
CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
The aromatics of this wine are extremely rich with blackberry, fig and vanilla. It expresses intense youthfulness which shows through to the finish. It is concentrated without being heavy. Superbly integrated acidity and sweet tannins make for an enjoyable wine. Decanting is strongly recommended.
2005 Melka CJ
Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley
This wine is outstandingly rich exhibiting aromatics and flavors of creme de cassis and spice box along with vanilla and coffee bean. It displays concentration and elegance with balance and silky tannins. It is a full-bodied wine with superb richness and complex layers. This wine should cellar well for at least 20 years.
2004 Melka CJ
CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
This wine is reminiscent of the 2003: it is a dense "big cab" style but with enough harmony and integration to make it approachable. The aromas of smoke, blackberry, liquor and oak spices increase in intensity with aeration. The mouth feel is broad with a rich texture and luscious sweetness.
2004 Melka CJ
Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley
The aromatics of this wine are seductive with hints of violet, vanilla and dried herbs. A Bordeaux styled wine exhibiting pure elegance, fabulous dark fruit, an attractive freshness as well as intensity. It is luscious, rich, and opulent. Gorgeously integrated acidity, alcohol and sweet tannin make for an extremely complex wine. Decanting highly recommended.
2003 Melka CJ
CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
This wine is a densely structured full bodied cabernet with a deep red color. The aromatics are a mix of blackberry, tar and chocolate with floral overtones. The wine is rich with dark fruit flavors, chocolate and smokiness with layers of complexity. It has a nice long finish and benefits from decanting.
2003 Melka CJ
Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley
This wine is a densely structured full bodied cabernet with a deep red color. The aromatics are a mix of blackberry, tar and chocolate with floral overtones. The wine is rich with dark fruit flavors, possessing layers of complexity which give it such dimension and character. The finish is silky and seductive. This wine is at its best when decanted well before serving.
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.
2002 Melka CJ
Métisse Proprietary Red
Napa Valley
There was no 2002 made due to the transition to a single vineyard designate wine starting in 2003.
2001 Melka CJ
CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
The color is a deep, dark red. The nose exhibits earthy flavors with notes of cedar, tobacco and nice aromatics of blackberry fruit. The wine boasts flavors of coffee, chocolate, tar and smokiness with loads of texture. This medium to full-bodied wine is an explosion in the glass with a long, ripe finish.
2001 Melka CJ
Métisse Proprietary Red
Napa Valley
The aromatics of this wine make it very enticing. Loaded with rich black fruit, smokiness and perfumed notes of violet and vanilla. The wine is dense, with lush succulent fruit exhibiting extreme richness, depth and complexity. Its finish is long with polished tannins and superb balance.
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.
2000 Melka CJ
Métisse Proprietary Red
Napa Valley
This wine comes entirely from hillside vineyards located exclusively in the Napa Valley. The color is a deep, dark, and dense red. The nose gives notes of earthiness, coffee bean, vanilla, coconut, dark chocolate, cocoa and violet. The mouthfeel is big, viscous and full of complexity with layers of ripe black fruits, sweet cherry, and licorice followed by a finish that is long and lush. This wine is structured, with well-integrated tannins that will allow it to age gracefully.
1999 Melka CJ
CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
The aromatics show vanilla, caramel and blackberries. The wine is delicious; the entrance is round with a nice soft texture, it is juicy and finishes with perfumed bright cherry.
1999 Melka CJ
Métisse Proprietary Red
Napa Valley
The nose has extremely complex layers of dark fruits, exotic dry fruits, cola, oil, hazelnut and vanilla with silky and spices (clove). The wine is well structured, elegant and seductive. It shows concentration with a long ripe finish.
1998 Melka CJ
CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
The wine is elegant, with a nose exhibiting licorice, beef, sweet berries and spice. Medium body, the wine develops a good level of toast, macerated fruits and medicinal flavors.
1998 Melka CJ
Métisse Proprietary Red
Napa Valley
The nose is aromatically very exciting and complex; menthol, floral, creamy, earthy and mushroom are the principal descriptors. The entrance is soft, mineral, lush and layered with red fruits then finishing with anis, licorice and dark fruit. Tannins and toasted oak are well integrated already.
1997 Melka CJ
CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Ripe aromatics of cedar, sweet vanilla and blueberries; Medium to full bodied, the wine is linear showing a big extraction of fruit.
1997 Melka CJ
Métisse Proprietary Red
Napa Valley
Elegant, clean, focused, minty, soy, leather and ripe berries are the descriptive for the nose. The mouthfeel is concentrated with big and powerful tannins. The wine starts with spice and chocolate followed by a greatly textured mid-palate and finishing with firm tannins.
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.
1996 Melka CJ
Métisse Proprietary Red
Napa Valley
Complex bouquet of sweet corn, rose petal, black tea, tobacco, cedar, cigar box and orange flower. The mouthfeel shows softness and elegance, the flavors feel ripe and the wine finishes with ripe, soft and well-integrated tannins.