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WineExpress.com USD 34.95 750ml

Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2011

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Our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc reflects all the positive attributes of a cool growing season. It’s wonderfully fresh and aromatic, with bright scents of pink grapefruit, gooseberry, melon and green apple. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with rich, vibrant citrus (grapefruit and kiwi), honeydew melon, spice and mineral flavors balanced by excellent acidity and a long, refreshing, mineral/chalky finish reminiscent of a fine White Bordeaux. A superb apèritif wine, our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc is also wonderfully versatile with food, especially salads and lighter seafood, poultry and pasta dishes.

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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.

External Reviews for Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/06/2013

Our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc reflects all the positive attributes of a cool growing season. It's wonderfully fresh and aromatic, with bright scents of pink grapefruit, gooseberry, melon and green apple. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with rich, vibrant citrus (grapefruit and kiwi), honeydew melon, spice and mineral flavors balanced by excellent acidity and a long, refreshing, mineral/chalky finish reminiscent of a fine White Bordeaux. A superb apèritif wine, our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc is also wonderfully versatile with food, especially salads and lighter seafood, poultry and pasta dishes. Enjoy it over the next 3-5 years. - WineryGrape variety:88% Sauvignon Blanc8% Semillon4% Sauvignon MusqueBarrel-aging: 90% aged 5 months in French Oak.Alcohol Content: 14.1%Total Acidity: 0.67g/100mlpH: 3.33


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/23/2013

Our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc reflects all the positive attributes of a cool growing season. It's wonderfully fresh and aromatic, with bright scents of pink grapefruit, gooseberry, melon and green apple. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with rich, vibrant citrus (grapefruit and kiwi), honeydew melon, spice and mineral flavors balanced by excellent acidity and a long, refreshing, mineral/chalky finish reminiscent of a fine White Bordeaux. A superb apèritif wine, our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc is also wonderfully versatile with food, especially salads and lighter seafood, poultry and pasta dishes. Enjoy it over the next 3-5 years. - WineryGrape variety:88% Sauvignon Blanc8% Semillon4% Sauvignon MusqueBarrel-aging: 90% aged 5 months in French Oak.Alcohol Content: 14.1%Total Acidity: 0.67g/100mlpH: 3.33 ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
07/09/2015

A cult favorite, Cakebread Cellars has been turning out Napa Valley favorites for more than thirty years including this mouthwatering Sauvignon Blanc. Whole-cluster-pressing of the fruit immediately upon arrival at the winery maximizes varietal intensity while minimizing the extraction of astringent compounds from the skins. In 2011, they tank-fermented 80% of the juice while fermenting 18% in neutral oak barrels and 2% in stell barrels to allow the wine to age on the lees. Subsequently, 90% of the wine spent five months aging in neutral French oak barrels, which enriched its texture while optimizing varietal expression. Due to the coolness of the vintage, the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc is especially fresh, crisp and vibrant. A blend of 88% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% Sèmillon and 4% Sauvignon Musqué. It shows tart grapefruit, notes of white pepper, honeydew melon and mineral flavors balanced by excellent acidity and a long, refreshing finish reminiscent of a fine White Bordeaux.



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Our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc reflects all the positive attributes of a cool growing season. It’s wonderfully fresh and aromatic, with bright scents of pink grapefruit, gooseberry, melon and green apple. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with rich, vibrant citrus (grapefruit and kiwi), honeydew melon, spice and mineral flavors balanced by excellent acidity and a long, refreshing, mineral/chalky finish reminiscent of a fine White Bordeaux. A superb apèritif wine, our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc is also wonderfully versatile with food, especially salads and lighter seafood, poultry and pasta dishes.

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