Melka CJ Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
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Melka CJ Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is a revered wine from the esteemed Melka Estates, crafted by the talented winemaker Philippe Melka. Earning critical acclaim with 92 points from Jeb Dunnuck, this Napa Valley gem showcases an exquisite blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot, with a limited production of 1,500 cases.
The wine greets the senses with a savory bouquet, redolent of tobacco leaves, mountain herbs, and an inviting array of ripe red fruits. The nose entices with its complexity, drawing you into a world of anticipation. On the palate, the experience continues to delight, offering a succulent and enjoyable texture, highlighted by layers of fruit, well-balanced acidity, and seamlessly integrated soft tannins.
Dried plum and cranberry flavors take center stage, harmonizing beautifully with a subtle hint of vanilla, adding a touch of sophistication to the wine’s profile. As the taste journey unfolds, captivating red after notes linger on the palate, leaving a lasting impression.
The finish is both refreshing and elegant, showcasing excellent acidity, rounded tannins, and a delightful hint of sweetness. This wine’s inherent food-friendly nature makes it an excellent companion to complement a variety of dishes, particularly those featuring juicy red proteins.
Aged for 22 months in French oak, with 40% of it being new, the 2018 Melka CJ Cabernet Sauvignon epitomizes the timeless artistry of winemaking, delivering a charming and pure expression of Napa Valley’s terroir. A truly captivating and rewarding wine, worthy of its long-standing reputation and acclaim.