Melka

CJ Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.2196 ratings
9.230 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Steven Kukesh

R&D Winemaker at DFV

9.0

Firm tannins, good balance of earthy and fruity

Firm tannins, good balance of earthy and fruity

Aug 12th, 2017
Mark Little

Lucky to have a chance to meet and work with Philipe and Cherie Melka and Sylvie the other day. Enjoyed this wine with hangar steak and onions, mushrooms, and broccoli with garlic. Now the wine. Nose has cocoa, black cherry, tobacco, and hints of orange rind and green bell pepper. The palate confirms the nose with a cherry and dark spice. Green tannins support the fruit without being offensive. Actually, a comfort from some of the fruit bombs in Napa Valley. Most enjoyable with a long finish of dark spice, chocolate, and a hint of green pepper. #melkawines

Lucky to have a chance to meet and work with Philipe and Cherie Melka and Sylvie the other day. Enjoyed this wine with hangar steak and onions, mushrooms, and broccoli with garlic. Now the wine. Nose has cocoa, black cherry, tobacco, and hints of orange rind and green bell pepper. The palate confirms the nose with a cherry and dark spice. Green tannins support the fruit without being offensive. Actually, a comfort from some of the fruit bombs in Napa Valley. Most enjoyable with a long finish of dark spice, chocolate, and a hint of green pepper. #melkawines

5 people found it helpfulMay 11th, 2014
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.3

Lovely. Rich, supple, pleasurable - more please!

Lovely. Rich, supple, pleasurable - more please!

1 person found it helpfulMar 11th, 2015
john&stacy brilliantmistakewines

Very nice! Well structured, fruit shows nicely with smooth tannins and a very nice finish. Hello Monday!! #melkawines

Very nice! Well structured, fruit shows nicely with smooth tannins and a very nice finish. Hello Monday!! #melkawines

Oct 12th, 2015
Alyse Thomas

2010 😋 tasting absolutely amazing for momma T's Bday :)

2010 😋 tasting absolutely amazing for momma T's Bday :)

Sep 20th, 2015
Gregg Gordon

solid classic

solid classic

Jun 29th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

So well balanced and barely a trace of oak. Good acidity with black fruits, sounds like that can't happen but it does here, and does it well!

So well balanced and barely a trace of oak. Good acidity with black fruits, sounds like that can't happen but it does here, and does it well!

Jun 7th, 2015
Bertus van Zyl

Assistant Winemaker Regusci Winery

9.2

Superb

Superb

Apr 30th, 2015
Sofia Horvath

A perfect cab. Light oak and cherry.

A perfect cab. Light oak and cherry.

Apr 25th, 2015
Jennifer DiDomizio

We need the hangar steak for this one.

We need the hangar steak for this one.

Apr 12th, 2015