Cakebread Merlot Napa 2010

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Ripe, earthy, black cherry, dark plum and blackcurrant aromas ntroduce a palate full of rich plum, pomegranate and dark cherry flavors that take on a spicy tone in the wine's long, fruitful finish. Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 90 points by Wine & Spirits: Purple-black fruit flavors center this merlot, while scents of coffee and tar build off the tannins at the edges. The structure, still youthfully tart, could use a year or two in bottle to mellow. Or decant it to serve with grilled sirloin.

Region: USA » California » Napa

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Varietal: Merlot
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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.

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04/14/2013

Four glasses


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

The ripe, earthy, black cherry, dark plum and blackcurrant aromas of our 2010 Napa Valley Merlot introduce a palate full of rich plum, pomegranate and dark cherry flavors that take on a spicy tone in the wine's long, fruitful finish. Boasting vibrant, concentrated flavors, fine tannins and good balancing acidity, this beautifully structured wine is alluring now, but will develop even greater richness and complexity with another 2-3 years of bottle age. - WineryGrape Variety:90% Merlot10% Cabernet SauvignonBarrel Aging: 18 months in French oak barrels, 35% newAlcohol Content: 14.5%Total Acidity: 0.66 g/100 mlPH: 3.55


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/24/2014

The ripe, earthy, black cherry, dark plum and blackcurrant aromas of our 2010 Napa Valley Merlot introduce a palate full of rich plum, pomegranate and dark cherry flavors that take on a spicy tone in the wine's long, fruitful finish. Boasting vibrant, concentrated flavors, fine tannins and good balancing acidity, this beautifully structured wine is alluring now, but will develop even greater richness and complexity with another 2-3 years of bottle age. - Winery Grape Variety: 90% Merlot 10% Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Aging: 18 months in French oak barrels, 35% new Alcohol Content: 14.5% Total Acidity: 0.66 g/100 ml PH: 3.55



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Ripe, earthy, black cherry, dark plum and blackcurrant aromas ntroduce a palate full of rich plum, pomegranate and dark cherry flavors that take on a spicy tone in the wine's long, fruitful finish. Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 90 points by Wine & Spirits: Purple-black fruit flavors center this merlot, while scents of coffee and tar build off the tannins at the edges. The structure, still youthfully tart, could use a year or two in bottle to mellow. Or decant it to serve with grilled sirloin.

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