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Cakebread Cellars Pinot Noir Anderson Valley 2007
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.
We just enjoyed 2 bottles of the 2007 Pinot Noir in Florida at PRIME Steakhouse, Delray Beach. I found this to be a refreshing Pinot with clear flavors of cherry and raspberry with a great finish. I will drink this wine again as soon as I can purchase it.
External Reviews for Cakebread Cellars Pinot Noir Anderson Valley
The caramelly, creme brulee sweetness of lavish oak is a major player in this big, well-extracted Pinot, but the wine does not give in to runaway ripeness, and it never loses sight of varietal fruit. It will not be accused of being delicate, but, when allowed a few years of age, it will make satisfying drinking with the likes of a flavorful Boeuf Bourguignon.
Cakebread Cellars has fermented each of their six Anderson Valley Pinot Noir clones separately to optimize their distinctive personalities, with 15% fermenting with native yeasts from the vineyard. Prior to each fermentation, each lot received a three-day cold soak to gently extract color and tannin while accentuating Pinot Noirs fruit-forward character. In traditional Burgundian fashion, the juice fermented in open-top tanks with gentle, manual punch-down of the cap. After fermentation completed, the wines macerated on the skins for another two weeks, with daily assessments of color and tannin development. We then gently drain the free run wine from the skins and age it in French oak barrels. The 2006 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir aged 15 months in French oak, 45% new, before being bottled in December, 2007.