Cakebread Chardonnay Napa Valley 2012

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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

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Snooth User: RogerCVC
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2.00 5
12/19/2013

Tastes like $10. NOT $39


Snooth User: vin0vin0
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/10/2012

Very nice chard with good fruit and clean, crisp acidity. Excellent balance.


Snooth User: shsim
10326661,286
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 06/14/2012

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


Snooth User: wlstiles3
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 10/29/2011

Not a big Chardonnay drinker, but this was smooth and enjoyable.


Snooth User: Cameron Skinner
9469362,659
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 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
5555651,286
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 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
    Vintage: 2009 04/13/2011

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    External Reviews for Cakebread Chardonnay Napa Valley

    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    03/14/2014

    Our 2012 Napa Valley Chardonnay offers delightfully fragrant, slightly yeasty aromas of ripe pear, apple and guava fruit complemented by hints of honeysuckle, mineral and toasted oak. It likewise hits the mark on the palate, delivering sensationally concentrated pear, spiced apple and melon flavors that culminate in a long finish lifted by zesty spice and mineral tones. Bold and beautifully balanced, with great depth and breadth of flavor, our 2012 Chardonnay is a delicious expression of a picture-perfect vintage. It will continue to please over the next 3-5 years. - WineryBarrel Aging: 8 months sur lie in French oak barrels, 20% new, with periodic stirring of the leesAlcohol Content: 14.2%Total Acidity: 0.73 g/100 mlPH: 3.45


    External Review
    Vintage: 2011 11/12/2013

    The 2011 Chardonnay Napa is a citrusy Chablis-like effort displaying lots of freshness, lemon and tangerine oil notes, medium body and no evidence of oak. Drink it over the next several years.


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 2011 03/14/2014

    Our 2011 Napa Valley Chardonnay opens with fresh, creamy aromas of ripe pear, apple and citrus, with light butter, yeast and spicy oak tones adding complexity. The wine's rich, focused, green apple, melon and guava flavors are nicely balanced by fresh acidity and a piquant mineral tone. Both mouthfilling and elegant, this quintessential Napa Valley Chardonnay is delectable now, but it will develop even greater complexity with another 5-8 years' bottle age. - WineryGrape variety: 100% ChardonnayFermentation: 90% French Oak & 10% stainless steelBarrel-aging: 8 months in French oak, 35% new, with periodic stirring of the yeat leesAlcoholic Content: 14.2%Total Acidity: 0.714g/100mlpH: 3.5 ** Only 1 in Stock **


    External Review
    Vintage: 2011 11/12/2013

    Fresh and snappy, with vibrant green apple, citrus and spice, this maintains focus and ends with a persistent finish. Drink now.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2011 12/16/2012

    Our 2011 Napa Valley Chardonnay opens with fresh, creamy aromas of ripe pear, apple and citrus, with light butter, yeast and spicy oak tones adding complexity. The wine?s rich, focused, green apple, melon and guava flavors are nicely balanced by fresh ac


    External Review
    Vintage: 2011 11/01/2012

    Opens with fresh, creamy aromas of ripe pear, apple and citrus, with light butter, yeast and spicy oak tones adding complexity. The wine s rich, focused, green apple, melon and guava flavors are nicely balanced by fresh acidity and a piquant mineral tone


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 2011 01/03/2013

    Our 2011 Napa Valley Chardonnay opens with fresh, creamy aromas of ripe pear, apple and citrus, with light butter, yeast and spicy oak tones adding complexity. The wine's rich, focused, green apple, melon and guava flavors are nicely balanced by fresh acidity and a piquant mineral tone. Both mouthfilling and elegant, this quintessential Napa Valley Chardonnay is delectable now, but it will develop even greater complexity with another 5-8 years' bottle age. - WineryGrape variety: 100% ChardonnayFermentation: 90% French Oak & 10% stainless steelBarrel-aging: 8 months in French oak, 35% new, with periodic stirring of the yeat leesAlcoholic Content: 14.2%Total Acidity: 0.714g/100mlpH: 3.5


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    Ratings & Tags for Cakebread Chardonnay Napa Valley

    1516909 Snooth User: polesm
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    680830 Snooth User: gianna30
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    741589 Snooth User: Katie84
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    Winemaker's Notes:

    Cakebread's 2012 Napa Valley Chardonnay offers delightfully fragrant, slightly yeasty aromas of ripe pear, apple and guava fruit complemented by hints of honeysuckle, mineral and toasted oak. It likewise hits the mark on the palate, delivering sensationally concentrated pear, spiced apple and melon flavors that culminate in a long finish lifted by zesty spice and mineral tones. Bold and beautifully balanced, with great depth and breadth of flavor, this wine is a delicious expression of a picture-perfect vintage. It will continue to please over the next 3-5 years. Fermented in 88% French oak and 12% stainless steel; 16% malolactic. Barrel aged 8 months sur lie in French oak (20% new), with periodic stirring of the lees. Alcohol 14.2%.

    Cakebread's 2012 Napa Valley Chardonnay offers delightfully fragrant, slightly yeasty aromas of ripe pear, apple and guava fruit complemented by hints of honeysuckle, mineral and toasted oak. It likewise hits the mark on the palate, delivering sensationally concentrated pear, spiced apple and melon flavors that culminate in a long finish lifted by zesty spice and mineral tones. Bold and beautifully balanced, with great depth and breadth of flavor, this wine is a delicious expression of a picture-perfect vintage. It will continue to please over the next 3-5 years. Fermented in 88% French oak and 12% stainless steel; 16% malolactic. Barrel aged 8 months sur lie in French oak (20% new), with periodic stirring of the lees. Alcohol 14.2%.

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