Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006

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Our 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon bursts from the glass with fresh, smoky, cassis, blackberry and boysenberry aromas augmen...

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At $61 per bottle at Cakebread, this wine is worth it. Smokey, light start and bold finish. Read more

Pleasant nose with mixed fruit. On the palate some cherry tones and some dark fruits with a touch of oak. Very refined and nicely structured. A won... Read more

91 points. The nose on this wine is lush and spicy. I get lots of peppered black currant preserves, a bit of concord jam, some pretty intense rose... Read more

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User Reviews for Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: Leah Mansback
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4.00 5
04/13/2011

At $61 per bottle at Cakebread, this wine is worth it. Smokey, light start and bold finish.


Snooth User: zinfandel1
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4.00 5
10/21/2012

Pleasant nose with mixed fruit. On the palate some cherry tones and some dark fruits with a touch of oak. Very refined and nicely structured. A wonderful finish. I think this wine can go with or without food.


Snooth User: Tyler Worth
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3.50 5
08/04/2010

91 points. The nose on this wine is lush and spicy. I get lots of peppered black currant preserves, a bit of concord jam, some pretty intense rose wood, and a nice touch of something floral. There is some dark stone, some very light vanilla cream, and just a touch of butter as well. This wine opens very sweet, ripe, and rich with tons of creamy, almost jammy, blackberry and black currant tones. I then pick up on a bit of dried fruit, some coffee and cacao powder, and some fragrant wood aromas. The finish ends on just a hint of forest floor and menthol. This is a really rich, lush, smooth, and complex wine. It has exceptional balance of really intense fruit and firm, gripping tannins, and it feels very refined and elegant. Clearly well made, and definitely an example of Napa Cabernet done right. I think the price is a little steep at just shy of $70, and I could see buying this wine at $50-55, but if you are looking for an elegant, nicely structured Napa Cabernet that you don’t mind paying a little more for, this could be a wine worth trying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: The Best of Cakebread: http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/05/17/post-16-the-best-of-cakebread-cellars/


Snooth User: BrandonA
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0.00 5
01/25/2011

this was good, but not as good as other Cakebread wines i've enjoyed before.


Snooth User: lawrencet1
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4.50 5
05/14/2011

Very elegant cab. Lots of fruit but balanced with some smoke and spice. Definitely worthy of pairing with a top notch steak


Snooth User: mksnyd31
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5.00 5
05/04/2009

Love it....Love it.


External Reviews for Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
07/28/2010

Our 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon bursts from the glass with fresh, smoky, cassis, blackberry and boysenberry aromas augmented by subtle cedar, black tea spice and sweet oak scents. Supple on entry, the wine's big, extracted, black fruit flavors coat the palate, while its firm underlying structure transports the rich fruit and zesty black tea spiciness into a long, savory finish. Impressive now, this concentrated, yet elegant Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will age gracefully in bottle for another 5-7 years. - Winery ** Only 11 in Stock **


External Review
04/12/2011

Our Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a fascinating melange of aromas, including ripe black fig, blackberry, cassis, caramel, and mocha. On the richly textured palate, the wine's intense black fruit flavors t


External Review
03/16/2010

Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2006. After crushing and cold-soaking the grapes for 24-36 hours to enhance extraction, the juice from each vineyard lot was fermented separately in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, at warm temperatures, to fully extract color and flavor. Fermentation completed in approximately seven days, but the wines macerated on the skins for an additional three weeks to maximize color and flavor extraction and enhance tannins. The free run juice from each lot was then drained and transferred to French oak barrels, 35% new, for aging. In Spring, 2006, the lots chosen for our Napa Valley California, bottling were blended and subsequently aged an additional 14 months in barrel before bottling in July, 2007. This wine is good to drink at any time.


External Review
10/15/2009

Our Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a fascinating melange of aromas, including ripe black fig, blackberry, cassis, caramel, and mocha. On the richly textured palate, the wine's intense black fruit flavors take on brambly spice, roasted coffee and dark chocolate tones, leading to a long, savory finish. Firmly structured and packed with layers of luxurious flavor, this lavishly endowed Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a treat now with grilled red meats and other hearty dishes, but will develop beautifully in the bottle for another 5-7 years


External Review
11/25/2009

Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006 750ML


External Review
11/12/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
05/19/2011

Tightly wound, with firm, concentrated loamy currant, anise, black cherry and spicy, cedary oak, giving this a pleasant range of flavors, depth and complexity. Best from 2009 through 2014.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Fresh, deeply concentrated aromas of blackcurrant, dark cherry and wild blackberry fruit, with whiffs of cocoa, earth and mineral adding dimension. On the palate, the wine's focused blackberry, cassis, cherry, plum and dark chocolate flavors persist and expand throughout a long, fruitful finish, with mineral tones adding length and refreshment. A big structured wine, with full firm tannins, bright acidity and a core of intense fruit, this exceptional Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will profit from up to a decade of bottle aging.

Tasting Notes:

Our 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon bursts from the glass with fresh, smoky, cassis, blackberry and boysenberry aromas augmented by subtle cedar, black tea spice and sweet oak scents. Supple on entry, the wine’s big, extracted, black fruit flavors coat the palate, while its firm underlying structure transports the rich fruit and zesty black tea spiciness into a long, savory finish. Impressive now, this concentrated, yet elegant Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will age gracefully in bottle for another 5-7 years.

Fresh, deeply concentrated aromas of blackcurrant, dark cherry and wild blackberry fruit, with whiffs of cocoa, earth and mineral adding dimension. On the palate, the wine's focused blackberry, cassis, cherry, plum and dark chocolate flavors persist and expand throughout a long, fruitful finish, with mineral tones adding length and refreshment. A big structured wine, with full firm tannins, bright acidity and a core of intense fruit, this exceptional Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will profit from up to a decade of bottle aging.

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Closure: Cork

Notes: 35% new oak barrels

Chemical Analysis:

Total Acidity: 0.65 grams per liter

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