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Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Napa Valley Reserve 2010

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Creamy, yeasty, butterscotch-y aromas that quickly reveal ripe peach and yellow apple fruit scents layered with nutmeg and cinnamon spice notes. Full-bodied, round and extremely rich and creamy on the palate, the wine marries lush apple, peach and crème brulee flavors with refreshing mineral tones, culminating in a long, lively finish buoyed by bright acidity and a hint of citrus zest. Beautifully structured, this should age beautifully in bottle for another 5-7 years.

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Cakebread Cellars:
Cakebread Cellars is located in the heart of the Napa Valley on Highway 29 between Oakville and Rutherford. Family owned and operated for 36 years, we pride ourselves on making full flavored, balanced and elegant wines.

Member Reviews for Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Napa Valley Reserve

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
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4.00 5
06/10/2012

Very nice chard with good fruit and clean, crisp acidity. Excellent balance.


Snooth User: shsim
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3.50 5
06/14/2012

I had this as part of a Cakebread tasting with food pairing that I won! This was a wonderful chardonnay. It was toasty and smells like fresh butter. Lightly oaked, it was silky creamy smooth although it had a slightly bitter end. The sad part is that the food pairing of mango salsa salad was not that good. The red onion a little over powering and the tomatoes was too much acid that cut the smoothness. Otherwise, mango was a great idea! For more on the tasting please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/06/cakebread-at-wine-encounter.html


Snooth User: wlstiles3
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3.50 5
10/29/2011

Not a big Chardonnay drinker, but this was smooth and enjoyable.


Snooth User: sgarcia61
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4.00 5
01/20/2013

Four glasses


External Reviews for Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Napa Valley Reserve

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/04/2012

Perfumed aromas of ripe pear and white peach lead to a grainy youthful edge. This is most impressive where it should be. The finish unveils delicate fruit notes. Drink now through 2019. -JL Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2010 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
08/03/2012

Rich and oaky, with pineapple jam, tangerine juice, buttered toast and vanilla spice flavors. Itrsquo;s a big, opulent wine, but a little in your face. Drink now.


External Review
11/27/2012

On the full-bodied, yet sleek palate, the wine offers concentrated, beautifully focused, peach, apple and citrus zest flavors, with mineral and spice tones enlivening the long, refreshing finish.


External Review
07/27/2012

Cakebread Chardonnay boasts an attractive light golden-straw color and fresh, lightly buttery, ripe golden apple, pear and citrus aromas, complemented by seductive vanilla and cinnamon/nutmeg scents from oak aging and subtle yeast tones from lees contact. Lush, concentrated and creamy on the palate, its ripe apple, melon, bright citrus and baking spice flavors culminate in a long, beautifully structured finish boasting crisp acidity and zesty mineral and spice tones.


External Review
01/10/2013

Rich and oaky, with pineapple jam, tangerine juice, buttered toast and vanilla spice flavors. Itandrsquo;s a big, opulent wine, but a little in your face. Drink now.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/06/2012

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2010 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Reserve 750ml


External Review
09/27/2011

Serves up an appealing mix of earthy citrus, ripe pear and green apple flavors that are well-focused and unobstructed by oak. Finishes with a rich, clean aftertaste. Drink now through 2009.


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Creamy, yeasty, butterscotch-y aromas that quickly reveal ripe peach and yellow apple fruit scents layered with nutmeg and cinnamon spice notes. Full-bodied, round and extremely rich and creamy on the palate, the wine marries lush apple, peach and crème brulee flavors with refreshing mineral tones, culminating in a long, lively finish buoyed by bright acidity and a hint of citrus zest. Beautifully structured, this should age beautifully in bottle for another 5-7 years.

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