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Our 2010 Napa Valley Chardonnay boasts an attractive light golden-straw color and fresh, lightly buttery, ripe golden...Read more...
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Very nice chard with good fruit and clean, crisp acidity. Excellent balance. Read more
I had this as part of a Cakebread tasting with food pairing that I won! This was a wonderful chardonnay. It was toasty and smells like fresh butt... Read more
Not a big Chardonnay drinker, but this was smooth and enjoyable. Read more
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Very nice chard with good fruit and clean, crisp acidity. Excellent balance.
I had this as part of a Cakebread tasting with food pairing that I won! This was a wonderful chardonnay. It was toasty and smells like fresh butter. Lightly oaked, it was silky creamy smooth although it had a slightly bitter end. The sad part is that the food pairing of mango salsa salad was not that good. The red onion a little over powering and the tomatoes was too much acid that cut the smoothness. Otherwise, mango was a great idea! For more on the tasting please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/06/cakebread-at-wine-encounter.html
Not a big Chardonnay drinker, but this was smooth and enjoyable.
External Reviews for Cakebread Chardonnay Napa Valley
Special Case Price! Winemaker's Notes - We night-harvest and whole-cluster-press our Napa Valley Chardonnay grapes to fully capture their intense varietal flavors and fresh acidity, attributes magnified by the cool 2010 growing season. Barrel fermenting the vast majority of the juice and aging the wine for eight months in one-third new French oak barrels, with periodic stirring of the yeast lees to enhance texture and complexity, yields a rich, mouthfilling Chardonnay with yeasty, sweet green apple and straw scents; pure, ripe apple, melon and citrus flavors; and a long, refreshingly crisp finish.
Clean and refreshing, snappy and vibrant, with zesty citrus, fresh quince and green apple notes. Drink now through 2012.
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.
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 his wine. 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.
A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2010 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay 750ml
Clean and refreshing, with Key lime, Meyer lemon, green apple and spicy nuances, ending with a touch of toasty oak and a hint of lime peel. Drink now.
Tight, with a vibrant core of earthy pear, citrus and cookie dough-scented oak. A lively, well-focused style that delivers a clean beam of fruit flavors. Drink now through 2007. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
Our 2010 Napa Valley Chardonnay boasts an attractive light golden-straw color and fresh, lightly buttery, ripe golden apple, pear and citrus aromas, complemented by seductive vanilla and cinnamon/nutmeg scents from oak aging and subtle yeast tones from lees contact. Lush, concentrated and creamy on the palate, its ripe apple, melon, bright citrus and baking spice flavors culminate in a long, beautifully structured finish boasting crisp acidity and zesty mineral and spice tones. Sumptuous, yet refreshing, our 2010 Chardonnay is delicious now, but will handsomely reward another 3-5 years' bottle aging.
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