http://bs.serving-sys.com/BurstingPipe/adServer.bs?cn=tf&c=19&mc=imp&pli=12555888&PluID=0&ord=14328776535924&rtu=-1


 


  • WS: 88

    Wine Spectator Score

    88

    Close
+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2000

Winemaker's Notes:

Most of the 2000 Napa Valley growing season can best be characterized as uneventful - at least for the times when bud-break, bloom and fruit-set occurred. There was a hot spell of very short duration in mid-June. However, our patience in waiting until August 27th to start picking our Sauvignon Blanc was amply rewarded both in terms of its remarkable flavors and its excel-lent acidities. Due primarily to the even, cool growing conditions of the spring of 2000, Sauvignon Blanc crop yields were above average. As in the past several years, in order to preserve the grapes' natural fruit flavors, we gently pressed all the Sauvignon Blanc grapes as whole clusters. Afterwards, we settled the juice or must in refrigerated stainless steel tanks for approximately a day and a half. Then, we gently drew the clear Sauvignon Blanc juice from the lees or sediment and inoculated it with special strains of wine yeast. In order to achieve an overall fruit-to-oak level of complexity and balance, we tank-fermented and tank-aged 27%; barrel-fermented and barrel-aged 15% and tank-fermented and barrel-aged 58%. Our 2000 Sauvignon Blanc's most prominent aroma is that of grapefruit, followed by hints of melon, fig, and vanilla. On the palate, this wine is every bit as rich and flavorful as promised by its aromas. There are ripe grapefruit components enveloped in a smooth, rounded texture with subtle hints of oak and vanilla. Grape Variety: 90% Sauvignon Blanc 4% Sauvignon Musqué 6% Semillion Alcohol Content: 14.1% Total Acidity: 0.67g/100ml Residual Sugar: 0.05g/100ml Vineyards: Napa Valley pH: 3.49 Harvest Dates: 8/27/00 - 10/3/00 Fermentation: 15% barrel-fermented in new French Oak, 85% in Stainless Steel Barrel Aging: 6 months in new and 1-year-old French oak Winemaker: Bruce Cakebread

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.42 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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.

Member Reviews for Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Add your review
Snooth User: ithacaolsen
6821915
4.00 5
04/16/2008

Four glasses



Most of the 2000 Napa Valley growing season can best be characterized as uneventful - at least for the times when bud-break, bloom and fruit-set occurred. There was a hot spell of very short duration in mid-June. However, our patience in waiting until August 27th to start picking our Sauvignon Blanc was amply rewarded both in terms of its remarkable flavors and its excel-lent acidities. Due primarily to the even, cool growing conditions of the spring of 2000, Sauvignon Blanc crop yields were above average. As in the past several years, in order to preserve the grapes' natural fruit flavors, we gently pressed all the Sauvignon Blanc grapes as whole clusters. Afterwards, we settled the juice or must in refrigerated stainless steel tanks for approximately a day and a half. Then, we gently drew the clear Sauvignon Blanc juice from the lees or sediment and inoculated it with special strains of wine yeast. In order to achieve an overall fruit-to-oak level of complexity and balance, we tank-fermented and tank-aged 27%; barrel-fermented and barrel-aged 15% and tank-fermented and barrel-aged 58%. Our 2000 Sauvignon Blanc's most prominent aroma is that of grapefruit, followed by hints of melon, fig, and vanilla. On the palate, this wine is every bit as rich and flavorful as promised by its aromas. There are ripe grapefruit components enveloped in a smooth, rounded texture with subtle hints of oak and vanilla. Grape Variety: 90% Sauvignon Blanc 4% Sauvignon Musqué 6% Semillion Alcohol Content: 14.1% Total Acidity: 0.67g/100ml Residual Sugar: 0.05g/100ml Vineyards: Napa Valley pH: 3.49 Harvest Dates: 8/27/00 - 10/3/00 Fermentation: 15% barrel-fermented in new French Oak, 85% in Stainless Steel Barrel Aging: 6 months in new and 1-year-old French oak Winemaker: Bruce Cakebread

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Sauvignon Blanc Top Lists







Snooth Media Network