Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Carneros Reserve 2005

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Don�t miss this rare opportunity to own a few bottles of the �Reserve� bottling of the most popular Chardonnay in Napa! WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES: �This layered, complex wine is marked by intense varietal aromas of white, citrus and tropical fruits offset by spicy, toasty notes which are confirmed on the palate, supported by a firm structure and rich, buttery texture.� LIMIT 6 bottles per client (sorry, no exceptions)!

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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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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Member Reviews for Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Carneros Reserve

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Snooth User: tugboat6
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5.00 5
01/20/2009

Amazing wine! So buttery with a nice spice and citrus initial taste. This is my favorite white wine!! Expensive, but worth it!!!


Snooth User: Slyfox
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5.00 5
08/09/2009

What can I say? I'm a red girl who loves her Cakebread Chardonnay. It's probably my second favorite white wine. When it's 92 degrees and a red just will not do ... pull this baby out. It will not dissapoint.


Snooth User: AZWine00
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5.00 5
07/18/2009

This bottle is worth every penny! Superior chardonnay.


Snooth User: krafty1
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5.00 5
04/18/2010

Best Chard by far and well worth its price! A bottle of regular Cakebread Chardonnay ($39) is a great also.


Snooth User: Balthazar160
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5.00 5
09/09/2008

Love it!


Snooth User: sfriend37
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3.50 5
09/02/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Carneros Reserve

External Review
03/05/2009

This much loved and sought after Chardonnay is full of bright Granny Smith apple notes that marry with warm spice and a buttery texture. Take one home for a special occasion and see what all the fuss is about.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
10/15/2009

This rare reserve Chard is coveted for good reason- It’s creamy texture wrapped around luscious butterscotch, melon and pear flavors with a toasty French oak veneer. The grapes come from prime Carneros vineyards, planted with four select Chardonnay clones that flourish in the long ripening conditions of Carneros. Harvested at night by hand to insure they arrive at winery in pristine condition, the grapes are whole cluster pressed and then barrel fermented in French oak. The wine is then aged on the lees in barrel for 14 months before bottling. Usually, only available in restaurants, Wine Express has acquired a small quantity of this cult classic. Grab it while it lasts.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThis distinctive Reserve Chardonnay is light gold in color with a rich aromatic complexity suggestive of baked apple, vanilla spice and lemon with a hint of oak. On the palate, flavors of white peaches and ripe tropical melon are supported by a lively and engaging interplay of fruit acids. The finish is long and satisfying, accented by notes of vanilla.


External Review
01/29/2009

This layered, complex wine is marked by intense varietal aromas of white, citrus and tropical fruits offset by spicy, toasty notes which are confirmed on the palate, supported by a firm structure and rich, buttery texture.


External Review
01/16/2009

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. 25,000 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2005 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Reserve 750ml



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Don�t miss this rare opportunity to own a few bottles of the �Reserve� bottling of the most popular Chardonnay in Napa! WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES: �This layered, complex wine is marked by intense varietal aromas of white, citrus and tropical fruits offset by spicy, toasty notes which are confirmed on the palate, supported by a firm structure and rich, buttery texture.� LIMIT 6 bottles per client (sorry, no exceptions)!

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