CJ is an acronym for our two children, Chloe and Jeremy. We decided to make this wine as a fun project - something youthful in spirit, with vibrant fruit sources. The idea was to create one of the best value wines available. Our first vintage of CJ was 1996, the year Jeremy was born, and it was a mere 200 cases. Today, our yearly production is a consistent 1,500 cases. The vineyards that contribute to CJ are 100% Napa Valley, ranging from Coombsville to Calistoga. This is the wine you open up while cooking dinner, then bring to the table. It's meant to be enjoyed young with family and friends
Deep, deep black-ruby red in color, the nose exudes cedar, tobacco and opulent aromatics of blackberry/cassis fruit that are underscored by terroir notes. Viscous, round fruit characteristics on entry, this lovely Napa Cabernet boasts flavors of coffee, chocolate and grilled meats with loads of texture. This full-bodied wine is an explosion in the glass with a long, ripe warm finish.