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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
A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2010 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay 750ml
Grown in Carneros (50 percent) and further north in the Napa Valley, this is a dynamic chardonnay with broad dimensions. It builds on a rich fruit flavor of cider apples, layered with chamomile and wheat. Therersquo;s a satisfying length of flavor, seeming to incorporate the cool feel of a stonewalled cellar with the warmth of the autumn sun. Delicious now, this should gain more complexity with age.
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.
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.
Ripe and vibrant, with a mix of green apple, melon and pear fruit and a touch of light spicy oak. Still a bit raw, but bottle time will resolve that. Drink now through 2012.
Clean and refreshing, snappy and vibrant, with zesty citrus, fresh quince and green apple notes. Drink now through 2012.
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.
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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