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Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2012

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The fresh, vivid aromas of Duckhorn's 2012 Sauvignon Blanc leap out of the glass, redolent of just-cut white grapefruit, bracing gooseberry, lime and kiwi, and ripe honeydew melon, with subordinate spice and vanilla scents. On the medium-bodied palate, the wine's ripe grapefruit, guava, melon, green apple and mineral flavors are remarkably rich, intense, concentrated and vibrant, with a long, full finish packed with fresh fruit and mineral/chalky (a la White Bordeaux) tones. Savor it over the next 3-5 years.

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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.

External Reviews for Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/23/2013

The startlingly fresh, vivid aromas of our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc literally leap out of the glass, redolent of just-cut white grapefruit, bracing gooseberry, lime and kiwi, and ripe honeydew melon, with subordinate spice and vanilla scents. On the medium-bodied palate, the wine's ripe grapefruit, guava, melon, green apple and mineral flavors are remarkably rich, intense, concentrated and vibrant, with a long, full finish packed with fresh fruit and mineral/chalky (a la White Bordeaux) tones. This is our 38th vintage of Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, and it's a doozy, unquestionably one of our best. Savor it over the next 3-5 years as an ideal apèritif wine and with your favorite salad, seafood, poultry and pasta dishes. - WineryGrape variety:87% Sauvignon Blanc9% Semillon4% Sauvignon MusqueBarrel-aging: aged 5 months in neutral French Oak.Alcohol Content: 13.9%pH: 3.33Total Acidity: 0.65g/100ml


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/03/2014

The startlingly fresh, vivid aromas of our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc literally leap out of the glass, redolent of just-cut white grapefruit, bracing gooseberry, lime and kiwi, and ripe honeydew melon, with subordinate spice and vanilla scents. On the medium-bodied palate, the wine's ripe grapefruit, guava, melon, green apple and mineral flavors are remarkably rich, intense, concentrated and vibrant, with a long, full finish packed with fresh fruit and mineral/chalky (a la White Bordeaux) tones. This is our 38th vintage of Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, and it's a doozy, unquestionably one of our best. Savor it over the next 3-5 years as an ideal apèritif wine and with your favorite salad, seafood, poultry and pasta dishes. - WineryGrape variety:87% Sauvignon Blanc9% Semillon4% Sauvignon MusqueBarrel-aging: aged 5 months in neutral French Oak.Alcohol Content: 13.9%pH: 3.33Total Acidity: 0.65g/100ml ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
03/16/2016

A cult favorite, Cakebread Cellars has been turning out Napa Valley favorites for more than thirty years including this mouthwatering Sauvignon Blanc. Whole-cluster-pressing of the fruit immediately upon arrival at the winery maximizes varietal intensity while minimizing the extraction of astringent compounds from the skins In 2012, a superb white wine vintage in Napa Valley, they blended 87% Sauvignon Blanc with 9% Semillon (to enrich the wine’s mid-palate and soften its acidity) and 4% Sauvignon Musqué, an aromatic clone of Sauvignon Blanc that adds a bright, floral note to the bouquet. 18% of the wine was barrel fermented in older French oak. All of the wine aged for five months in French oak barrels to enrich its texture while maximizing varietal expression. Wine & Spirits Magazine scored this 2012 91 points saying “A tight, citrusy sauvignon, this opens to tart yellow cherry flavors as the fruit lengthens into the finish. It has a floral note of wild flower honey that recalls the sunniness of Napa valley. Clean and refreshing.”



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The fresh, vivid aromas of Duckhorn's 2012 Sauvignon Blanc leap out of the glass, redolent of just-cut white grapefruit, bracing gooseberry, lime and kiwi, and ripe honeydew melon, with subordinate spice and vanilla scents. On the medium-bodied palate, the wine's ripe grapefruit, guava, melon, green apple and mineral flavors are remarkably rich, intense, concentrated and vibrant, with a long, full finish packed with fresh fruit and mineral/chalky (a la White Bordeaux) tones. Savor it over the next 3-5 years.

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