Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay 2012

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Delightfully fragrant, slightly yeasty aromas of ripe pear, apple and guava fruit complemented by hints of honeysuckle, mineral and toasted oak. It likewise hits the mark on the palate, delivering sensationally concentrated pear, spiced apple and melon flavors that culminate in a long finish lifted by zesty spice and mineral tones. Bold and beautifully balanced, with great depth and breadth of flavor.

Region: USA » California » Napa

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Varietal: Chardonnay
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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.
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Member Reviews for Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay

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Snooth User: EMark
8478046,099
3.50 5
09/11/2014

Slightly oaky, caramelly nose. However, introduction to the palate is very bright—hint of melon flavor, but the dominant sensation is acid tartness that is very close to lemony. Melon, again seems to dominate the aftertaste. I can see why lovers of buttery/oaky chardonnays would not care for this. To me this is a terrific sipping wine, but I am also looking forward to having it with grilled tuna, tonight.


Snooth User: jescobio
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2.50 5
03/21/2014

Not particularly spectacular. Medium to high acidity for a chard. Messy finish. No oak noticable in the mouth. Nice aroma of recently sliced mellon. I was disapointed considering the price and the fact that I love so much of this wine from this winery.


Snooth User: RogerCVC
129192646
2.00 5
12/19/2013

Tastes like $10. NOT $39


Snooth User: mikeg325
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4.00 5
09/16/2014

Four glasses


External Reviews for Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

This is indeed a rare treat. Most of the production goes to restaurants where it is one of the most popular wines in the country. We were able to acquire a small quantity for our WineExpress.com customers. Always a huge hit, grapes come from their vineyards in Carneros and begin with snight harvesting, which ensures the grapes are picked cold and retain their fruit purity and bright natural acidity. After a short drive to the winery, the fruit is whole-cluster-pressed – further preserving freshness and purity – and the juice is transferred to a combination of French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks for fermentation. In 2012, 90% of the Chardonnay juice fermented in barrel, while 10% became wine in tank, with 9% of the individual lots selected to undergo malolactic fermentation. All but a small percentage of the component wines aged in barrel for eight months sur lie to enhance texture and richness. Extremely limted!


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/17/2014

Our 2012 Napa Valley Chardonnay offers delightfully fragrant, slightly yeasty aromas of ripe pear, apple and guava fruit complemented by hints of honeysuckle, mineral and toasted oak. It likewise hits the mark on the palate, delivering sensationally concentrated pear, spiced apple and melon flavors that culminate in a long finish lifted by zesty spice and mineral tones. Bold and beautifully balanced, with great depth and breadth of flavor, our 2012 Chardonnay is a delicious expression of a picture-perfect vintage. It will continue to please over the next 3-5 years. - Winery Barrel Aging: 8 months sur lie in French oak barrels, 20% new, with periodic stirring of the lees Alcohol Content: 14.2% Total Acidity: 0.73 g/100 ml PH: 3.45


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/14/2014

Our 2012 Napa Valley Chardonnay offers delightfully fragrant, slightly yeasty aromas of ripe pear, apple and guava fruit complemented by hints of honeysuckle, mineral and toasted oak. It likewise hits the mark on the palate, delivering sensationally concentrated pear, spiced apple and melon flavors that culminate in a long finish lifted by zesty spice and mineral tones. Bold and beautifully balanced, with great depth and breadth of flavor, our 2012 Chardonnay is a delicious expression of a picture-perfect vintage. It will continue to please over the next 3-5 years. - WineryBarrel Aging: 8 months sur lie in French oak barrels, 20% new, with periodic stirring of the leesAlcohol Content: 14.2%Total Acidity: 0.73 g/100 mlPH: 3.45



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Delightfully fragrant, slightly yeasty aromas of ripe pear, apple and guava fruit complemented by hints of honeysuckle, mineral and toasted oak. It likewise hits the mark on the palate, delivering sensationally concentrated pear, spiced apple and melon flavors that culminate in a long finish lifted by zesty spice and mineral tones. Bold and beautifully balanced, with great depth and breadth of flavor.

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