Red

2005 Melka Cabernet Sauvignon CJ

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • hrazdiiv Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 16, 2019 - One of my favorite producers from California, this wine is showing well right now - I'd rate it exactly at peak drinking now. Displays a medium red color with just a slight hint of bricking, right where you'd expect it to be now. Strong elements of fruit on the nose, dark berry, fig, chocolate, followed by some very nice sweet tannin. On the finish, the alcohol leaves a bit of "heat" which caused me to shave off a point or so but the subtlety of the finish with interesting notes of rose petal and violets redeemed this a bit. This producer (who is French) usually creates more of a Bordeaux style wine, but I didn't find that here. No mistaking this for a great California cab.

  • Ricky99 Likes this wine: 90 points

    October 25, 2018 - Looks the part, feels the part in the mouth.. onctuous... dark berry, chocolate... tasty

  • winelover1808 wrote: 94 points

    April 12, 2015 - my wife and i really enjoyed this - would def buy again if we found it as it has a solid QPR. yummy wine with floral hints on those nose - full bodied and jammy - smooth, long finish. Has some Bordeaux like structure to it and a slightly more elevated acidity to it. very very enjoyable.

  • Ricky99 wrote: 90 points

    September 19, 2013 - Pleasant cab..

  • MAXIMUM SATISFACTION wrote: 92 points

    July 20, 2013 - A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petite Verdot. Pop and pour at Salt’s Cure West Hollywood with braised pork shoulder and grits. Strange vegetal prune nose with tannic hints of vanilla, oak, and blueberry (on the palate also). Not as strong of showing a previous 2005 CJ bottles but still great for the price.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Melka
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation CJ
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • In Cellars 207 (46%)
  • Consumed 244 (54%)

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