CJ Sauvignon Blanc

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Our third and probably best vintage thus far of CJ blanc is a beautiful expression of sauvignon blanc with notes of lemon zest, lemongrass and dry herbs alongside honeysuckle floral notes.   The wine is bright, vibrant and juicy.  The texture is stunning and this clearly is a focused and seamless wine.  It finishes with guava and passionfruit for a long, lingering moment.  This wine would be a stunner as a pairing with any white protein given its depth and gorgeous aromatics.

100% Sauvignon blanc

Production:  130 cases
Bottling:  April, 2021
Aging: 19 months in French oak, 30% new
Release:  January 25, 2022

 “This third rendition of our CJ Blanc brings a sexy, voluptuous, and texturally appealing Sauvignon blanc to the Melka portfolio of wines.”

-Philippe and Cherie Melka, Proprietors

Our second vintage of CJ blanc is a beautiful expression of sauvignon blanc boasting lemon curd, lemon zest and floral notes of white flowers, fresh citrus and pomelo with a hint of reduction. On the palate it is super vibrant and acid driven with medium body and hint of French oak. The wine is very juicy and fresh with a hint of bitter green grass, lemon zest, a touch of passion fruit and fresh tarragon.
The finish is long and lingering with sharp acidity and great tension.

100% Sauvignon blanc

Production:  140 cases
Bottling:  May, 2020
Aging: 20 months in French oak, 30% new
Release:  January 19, 2021

 “This second CJ Blanc brings a fun, easy drinking, yet surprisingly complex Sauvignon blanc to the Melka portfolio of wines.”

-Philippe and Cherie Melka, Proprietors

Introducing our first vintage of CJ blanc! We decided that our portfolio deserved to include another white wine that we could offer at an easily consumable price point.  This 200 case first effort boasts aromatics of Meyer lemon, dry hay, sweet pollen with subtle exotic notes.  Unusually well textured for Sauvignon blanc, it delivers a sensation of multidimension hitting you with lots of intense flavors and incredible balance of acidity and structure.  The finish is long and lingering.

100% Sauvignon blanc

Production:  200 cases
Bottling:  April, 2019
Aging: 20 months in French oak, 20% new
Release:  January 21, 2020

 “This first effort CJ Blanc brings a fun, easy drinking, yet surprisingly complex SB to the Melka portfolio of wines.”

-Philippe and Cherie Melka, Proprietors