Vineyard Details

Melka CJ Napa

The vineyards that contribute to the making of this wine are sourced due to the relationships forged with growers over the 20 years that we’ve been making this wine. Two in particular have been the main source of fruit for CJ for the last decade. Soda Canyon is a unique area in Napa Valley near Oakville with hillside fruit. The Cabernet and Petit verdot that we purchase from Evans comes from 6 individual blocks, the wines are layered with soft tannins. The Cabernet from Broken Rock has brought more fresh crushed rocks, good acidity and more massive tannins.

Vineyard Name:   Evans   Vineyard Name: Broken Rock
Soil composition: loamy and fractured bedrock Soil composition: shallow sandy-compact bedrock
Year Planted: 2005 Year Planted: 2004
Size: 12 acres Size: 34 acres
Vine spacing:6’x4’ Vine spacing: 1mx1.75m
Location: Soda Canyon Location: Soda Canyon
Clones: 2, 4, 7, 400 Clones: 337
Elevation: 150’ Elevation: 150’
Appellation: Napa Valley Appellation: Napa Valley
Varietals: Cabernet sauvignon, Petit verdot Varietals: Cabernet sauvignon
First Vintage Produced:   1996 First Vintage Produced:   1996