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
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.
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 . . .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.