Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Napa Valley 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2009 Napa Valley Chardonnay boasts lovely, perfumed aromas of fresh melon, yellow apple, lime and white peach, with complementary mineral and toasty-spicy oak scents. On the full-bodied, yet sleek palate, the wine offers concentrated, beautifully focused, peach, apple and citrus zest flavors, with mineral and spice tones enlivening the long, refreshing finish. Delightful now, this purely delicious Napa Valley Chardonnay will blossom further with another six months in bottle and, with proper cellaring, will drink beautifully for another 3 to 5 years.

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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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Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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Snooth User: Cameron Skinner
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4.00 5
10/20/2011

This Chardonnay was light, fruity with strong pear and apple notes, and subtle oakiness that was brought out by time in glass and flavors in the meal. I enjoyed this chardonnay with prosciutto wrapped monkfish and the food/wine pairing was phenomenal.


Snooth User: Leah Mansback
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3.00 5
04/13/2011

This chardonnay was sweet, honey and melon flavors, acidic with a smooth finish

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  • Snooth User: texasilene
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    0.00 5
    04/13/2011

    Tinselly Ranch


    Snooth User: Princess JuJu
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    5.00 5
    03/31/2011

    My favourite wine!!


    Snooth User: hcoupe
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    4.00 5
    06/09/2011

    Four glasses


    External Reviews for Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Napa Valley

    External Review
    Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
    04/04/2011

    Fresh and fairly fruity in a somewhat direct, bright way, this wine offers up scents of pears and Gala apples supported quietly but confidently by creamy oak. Somewhat round to start but firming up nicely as it goes, this one has the richness to go w... Connoisseurs' Guide. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2009 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay 750ml


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

    Winemaker's notes: Our 2009 Napa Valley Chardonnay boasts lovely, perfumed aromas of fresh melon, yellow apple, lime and white peach, with complementary mineral and toasty-spicy oak scents. On the fu


    External Review
    05/18/2011

    Ripe and intense, with clean, juicy apple, pear, melon and fig flavors that are tightly wound and fan out nicely on the finish. Needs short-term cellaring; try through 2003.


    External Review
    05/18/2011

    Give this fine Chard some time in the bottle to knit together. Tasted at about one year of age, it was a little disjointed, but the parts are quite good. The flavors of pineapples, Meyer lemons and golden mango need time to integrate with the butterscotchy, caramelly oak.


    External Review
    Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
    10/08/2010

    A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2009 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay 750ml


    External Review
    Source: CityWineCellar.com
    09/09/2010

    Winemaker's notes: Our 2009 Napa Valley Chardonnay boasts lovely, perfumed aromas of fresh melon, yellow apple, lime and white peach, with complementary mineral and toasty-spicy oak scents. On the full-bodied, yet sleek palate, the wine offers concentrated, beautifully focused, peach, apple and citrus zest flavors, with mineral and spice tones enlivening the long, refreshing finish. Delightful now, this purely delicious Napa Valley Chardonnay will blossom further with another six months in bottle and, with proper cellaring, will drink beautifully for another 3 to 5 years. In 2009, 86% of the juice fermented in barrel, while 14% became wine in tank, with a 7% undergoing a secondary, malolactic fermentation.


    External Review
    05/18/2011

    A seductive nose of pineapple, pear, vanilla, and buttered toast leads, followed by a nicely knit, well-fruited, but not-at-all sweet palate. Here, pear, melon, pineapple and tangerine is offset by light toast and vanilla accents. Balanced and smoothly textured, it shows graceful restraint that suggests it will improve over the next year or two.


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    Our 2009 Napa Valley Chardonnay boasts lovely, perfumed aromas of fresh melon, yellow apple, lime and white peach, with complementary mineral and toasty-spicy oak scents. On the full-bodied, yet sleek palate, the wine offers concentrated, beautifully focused, peach, apple and citrus zest flavors, with mineral and spice tones enlivening the long, refreshing finish. Delightful now, this purely delicious Napa Valley Chardonnay will blossom further with another six months in bottle and, with proper cellaring, will drink beautifully for another 3 to 5 years.

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