Saturday, October 25, 2008

Melka "CJ" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Wine Review (NW)



Tasting notes:

Big, aromatic nose of ripe berries and cinnamon

Dense and powerful on the palate

Chewy finish of blackberry, mocha, and spice

This is a relatively small production wine that I've never seen in a store. While on a recent business trip, I spotted this wine on a restaurant wine list and decided to check it out.

All the big, bold fruit of Napa is on display along with some well-integrated signs of oak. I really enjoyed this wine. Thanks to Philippe and Cherie Melka who put a lot of attention into this wine and have named it after their two children.

If you happen upon this wine, you'll probably see it priced around $45 or so. I paid $83 in a restaurant which was money well spent. Raise a glass!

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