Red

2012 Melka Cabernet Sauvignon CJ

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • WineJ2019 Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 30, 2020 - A solid offering but QPR a bit challenging. Follows the Napa cab profile with oak/vanilla and relatively bold fruit. Perhaps a more difficult comparison as we had this after a bottle of Ulysses that was fantastic

  • Millennial Drinkers wrote: 92 points

    January 26, 2020 - Deep ruby red. Light baking spices on the nose with cassis, black berries and tobacco. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium plus bodied. Well rounded palate with sweet spices, dark plums, tobacco and a bit of gravel. Long finish. Drink till 2027.

  • BI81 Likes this wine:

    February 1, 2019 - This wine completely transformed over the course of a couple hours.

    After 30 mins in the decanter the first glass started with a powerful nose of dark cherry, cedar and bramble. Unfortunately the palette did not follow suit. There was overwhelming heat and bitterness that distracted from the fruit and everything else.

    The second glass seemed to be a different wine. The nose remained powerful and enticing but the heat faded away and the depth of the wine began to shine. The tannins are smooth, velvety and well integrated with strong stature and structure. The wine is very well balanced with solid dark red cherry fruit and savory notes of leather and peppery spice.

  • mancuta Likes this wine:

    December 19, 2018 - Thought this was showing well tonight. Black berries, new oak, tobacco. Tannins were velvety. Tad bit more ripe it had than I thought.

  • pommieba@cox.net Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 31, 2018 - Well-structured with layered flavors of black currants, spice, tobacco, and hints of leather. Solid tannins and well balanced, a crisp finish lends plenty of depth to the wine. A delicious example of Melka's wines.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Melka
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation CJ
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 451437517508

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 511 (52%)
  • Consumed 480 (48%)

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