Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2008
90 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): ...good varietal character... Dark plums, tobacco, grilled herbs and licorice take shape nicely in this attractive, mid-weight offering. This is a beautiful, sleek Cabernet Sauvignon ...82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. (Dec 2011)
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 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
This attractive, open-knit Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a dark ruby/purple color, a forward, pleasant bouquet of cedar wood, black currants, cherries, and earth, supple tannin, and a savory, medium-bodied, well-balanced personality. Its up-front charm and forward fruit suggest consumption over the next 7ndash;10 years is warranted.
Smooth, ripe and plush, with excellent balance to the cdeary currant, anise and nutmeg scents. Firm and concentrated, with ripe, integrated tannins that will benefit from short-term cellaring. Best from 2007 through 2013.
Smooth and generous on a light frame on a light frame, this is a warm plum-pudding of wine, its red fruit held to the flavor respects by supple, sunny tannins. Decant it for the end of the meal, and serve with a ripe blue cheese.
Rich Napa Cab. Intense and spicy, a delightfully vibrant and complex wine with pure currant, black cherry and blackberry fruit thatrsquo;s enlivened by firm tannins and acidity. Best from 2003 through 2012.
Slim and attractive, this is a naked model of a Cabernet, all bones, but lovely, round bones, plumping with air toward a rounder, voluptuous red and black currant fruit. While it builds in richness, it holds to the elegance, the clean lines, the soft austerity. Decant a bottle now for roasted veal sausages, or put it away for a while and let the full roundness take hold.
Juicy mulberry flavors focus this cabernet on fruit. Itrsquo;s laden with that dark berry flavor, finishing clean with a dusting of tannin that doesnrsquo;t get in the way of the fruit. A straight forward, satisfying choice at a steakhouse, this may gain some complexity over the next few years.
This wine feels lean at first, a cocoa-scented cabernet with umami flavors of roast mushrooms to balance its dark fig notes. With air, the warm fruit saturates the gentle and chewy tannin. To decant for sirloin smothered in wild mushrooms.