Cakebread Napa Valley Reserve. Chard 2011

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An exclusive Reserve Chardonnay from Cakebread Limited The Cakebread 2011 Reserve Chardonnay Napa Valley offers up ar...

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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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User Reviews for Cakebread Napa Valley Reserve. Chard

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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: 40somethinglife
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 09/05/2012

This is as superb a wine as a Chardonnay can be with aromas of clarified butter and sharp citrus. The okay bouquet is not as pungent as normal oaked Chardonnays, which makes this wine all the more intriguing. On the palate there is a fullness to this wine, which gives it a creamy texture without being too heavy. Deliciously intensive with sweet fruits of ripe apple and nectarine. This Chardonnay is heady decadence and absolutely my type of chardonnay with a long, lingering finish that adds a distinct dryness to the tongue and makes you want more.


Snooth User: Leah Mansback
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/13/2011

This is one of my favorites. Very sweet finish that lingers on the pallet. Sweeter the more you drink.

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Snooth User: rhone65
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/06/2008

Great chardonnay. Even better on an expense account.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 03/11/2010

Oakey nose, rustic and creamy. Great Carneros style chardonnay, rich, creamy and complex. - Tasted at Hostile Grape 3/10/10


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Vintage: 2010 01/03/2012

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 07/29/2011

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2010 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/11/2012

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 09/27/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 09/27/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 09/27/2011

Clean and refreshing, snappy and vibrant, with zesty citrus, fresh quince and green apple notes. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 09/27/2011

A crisp, flinty style, with peach, pear, anise and nectarine notes and little if any noticeable oak. Drink now through 2006.


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Winemaker's Notes:

An exclusive Reserve Chardonnay from Cakebread Limited The Cakebread 2011 Reserve Chardonnay Napa Valley offers up aromas of sweet butter and oak spice followed by waves of fresh spiced apple pear and melon fruit scents On the palate the

An exclusive Reserve Chardonnay from Cakebread Limited The Cakebread 2011 Reserve Chardonnay Napa Valley offers up aromas of sweet butter and oak spice followed by waves of fresh spiced apple pear and melon fruit scents On the palate the

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