Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Carneros Reserve 2006

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Wine Spectator Review Rated 91 Ripe and richly flavored, with a mix of tropical fruit, apple, pear and spice. There's...

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Great chardonnay. Even better on an expense account. Read more

Oak and apples on the nose. Crisp, starchy fruits. Nice acidity. - Tasted at Hostile Grape 8/5/09 Read more

Oakey nose, rustic and creamy. Great Carneros style chardonnay, rich, creamy and complex. - Tasted at Hostile Grape 3/10/10 Read more

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Snooth User: rhone65
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5.00 5
02/06/2008

Great chardonnay. Even better on an expense account.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
08/06/2009

Oak and apples on the nose. Crisp, starchy fruits. Nice acidity. - Tasted at Hostile Grape 8/5/09


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
4.50 5
03/11/2010

Oakey nose, rustic and creamy. Great Carneros style chardonnay, rich, creamy and complex. - Tasted at Hostile Grape 3/10/10


Snooth User: Pepper Turner
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3.50 5
10/31/2010

I rarely drink white wine, but Cakebread does a really good job with this Chardonnay. It is bold enough for a red wine drinker to enjoy, especially when it's hot outside. I love this wine paired with grilled fish or spicy cajun seafood dishes.


Snooth User: pvaughn
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4.50 5
08/22/2008

Cakebread Cellars chardonnays are always a favorite. i will stock up on them every chance i get.


Snooth User: hyper08
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4.50 5
08/12/2009

could sit a few more years. really mellow


Snooth User: Acesfull711
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4.00 5
04/23/2008

Truly in the top echelon of California Chardonnays, the 2006 Cakebread has an extremely crisp taste and fantastic finish. I prefer it chilled to about 45-46 degrees.


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External Reviews for Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Carneros Reserve

External Review
02/07/2011

Ripe and richly flavored, with a mix of tropical fruit, apple, pear and spice. There's still a tight, fine structure, ending with a subtle kiss of toasty oak. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
04/10/2008

Jack Cakebread came to Napa for the first time 30 years ago to photograph, and subsequently fell in love with the region and the wine, and began making wines of his wine. His chardonnay is made to age. Granny smith apple aromas, and strong minerality and smokiness on the palate, drink this now, or hold for 3-5 years for a delightful experience.


External Review
02/24/2010

Only 1,000 case of this rare reserve Chard are produced. It’s widely coveted by loyalists for its creamy texture and luscious flavors. Wine Spectator scored it 91 points saying “Ripe and richly flavored, with a mix of tropical fruit, apple, pear and spice. There's still a tight, fine structure, ending with a subtle kiss of toasty oak.” The Carneros grapes are Hand-harvested at night to insure they arrive at the winery in pristine condition. 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. Wine Express has acquired a small quantity of this cult classic. Grab it while it lasts. not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator, The Wine Advocate or the International Wine Cellar. This item excluded from any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Reserve 2006, Carneros, Napa Valley initially showcases vibrant Granny Smith apple and spiced pear aromas, with undertones of melon and citrus. With airing, a pronounced c


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

The Napa Valley Chardonnay displays lovely ripe pear and sweet citrus aromas lifted by fragrant white flower and subtle toasty oak scents. On the palate, a sleek entry expands into a creamy, concentra


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/16/2009

Cakebread Chardonnay Cellars Reserve 2006 750ml Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Reserve 2006, Carneros, Napa Valley initially showcases vibrant Granny Smith apple and spiced pear aromas, with undertones of melon and citrus. With airing, a pronounced creamy tone emerges, along with enticing scents of warm baking spices and toasty, spicy French oak. On the palate, a rich, creamy texture introduces concentrated, beautifully structured apple and melon flavors augmented by luscious butterscotch and savory, toasty oak tones, leading to a long, multi-faceted finish featuring subtle baked bread, mineral and citrus notes. More delicious and more fruity to drink now, this luxurious, complex, finely structured Chardonnay will gain additional richness and complexity with another 5-8 years of bottle age.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Spectator Review Rated 91 Ripe and richly flavored, with a mix of tropical fruit, apple, pear and spice. There's still a tight, fine structure, ending with a subtle kiss of toasty oak. Drink now through 2013. Wine Tasting Notes This 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.

Wine Spectator Review Rated 91 Ripe and richly flavored, with a mix of tropical fruit, apple, pear and spice. There's still a tight, fine structure, ending with a subtle kiss of toasty oak. Drink now through 2013. Wine Tasting Notes This 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.

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