Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2013

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Cakebread Cellars 2013 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is a fresh rich vivacious white wine with bright grapefruit lime m...

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not Cakebread's best effort. A little too tart. The Chardonnay is killer though. Read more

The Sauvignon Blanc is very pale gold, almost completely transparent in color. The first nose is sharp and a little offensive, a bit like cat pee ... Read more

Light wine that is perfect for cocktails Read more

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2010

not Cakebread's best effort. A little too tart. The Chardonnay is killer though.


Snooth User: 40somethinglife
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 07/07/2011

The Sauvignon Blanc is very pale gold, almost completely transparent in color. The first nose is sharp and a little offensive, a bit like cat pee that had dried out. Sounds awful right? Just give it a minute and it settles into an aroma of gooseberry tart and granny smith apples. On the palate it is again quite sharp and tart initially and then becomes a little smoother and quite mouth-watering with flinty, mineral tones. The wine is full-bodied and opens up into a plethora of fruits from melon to passion fruit and lemon and lime. It has a wonderfully long and gratifying finish. This is a spirited wine that should be enjoyed with friends and laughter and perhaps a light, fresh pasta dinner.


Snooth User: sharitexas
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 11/07/2010

Light wine that is perfect for cocktails


Snooth User: Alleigh
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 07/10/2009

The 2007 Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc is 89% Sauvignon Blanc grapes, 7% Semillon grapes, and 4% Sauvignon Musque grapes. The wine was a pale-to-medium lemon color with very visible legs. On the nose, I found strong lime aromas, followed by pink grapefruit and mineral. In the mouth, the strong lime flavors matched the lime aromas on the nose, and they were followed with grapefruit, very ripe kiwi, and honeydew. There was also a slight hint of something floral on the finish. For my complete review, visit my blog at http://bit.ly/Inh11


Snooth User: MattMcGinnis
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/20/2010

Mother Nature has some fantastic building blocks to create tasty wine in that blessed valley in California, but it’s nothing that couldn’t be enhanced by a little artistry. Winemaker Julianne Laks blends 4% Sauvignon Musqué and 7% Sémillon in the Sauvignon Blanc for enhanced aromatics, softer acidity and brighter citrus. Cakebread further coaxes complexity and intensity from the grapes by fermenting and aging the wine in a combination of tank-fermentation and in neutral French oak barrel aging; fermentation and aging in barrel; and tank-fermentation with no barrel aging. That seems like a lot of work, but it’s worth it. Look: Harvest moonbeams in a glass slipper, staying at the party well past midnight. Smell: Flinty oyster shells and lemon rind left on the plate after a picnic. Plenty of grapefruit and kiwi left for desert. Taste: Intense as an Indian Summer that knows its days are numbered. A rich harvest of melon, grapefruit, lemon zest and honeysuckle with a nice balance of crisp mineral with an undertone of vanilla oak for a lasting finish. My full review is here: http://mattmcginnis218.wordpress.com/2010/10/20/prolonging-summer-with-cakebread-sauvignon-blanc/


Snooth User: AmandaH
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/12/2010

A bit overrated, but I wouldn't turn it down.


Snooth User: stockmaster
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/30/2011

Spectacular wine!


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External Reviews for Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/04/2014

Because of the stability of our grape sources and constancy of our winemaking regimen, our sauvignon blanc displays a consistent style from year to year. The 2013 vintage boasts characteristically fresh, pure and complex white grapefruit, guava, green apple, honeydew melon and mineral aromas. It's concentrated; guava, gooseberry and melon flavors persist into a long, lively finish boasting bright citrus, light spice and mouthwatering mineral tones. Enjoy this beauty over the next 3-5 years with your favorite salad, seafood, poultry and veggie dishes. - WineryGrape Variety:90% Sauvignon Blanc6% Sèmillon4% Sauvignon MusquéAlcohol Content: 13.9%Total Acidity: 0.64 grams/100 mlPH: 3.20


External Review
Source: Bowery And Vine
07/02/2014

Vivid pink grapefruit and mineral aromas. Deliciouscitrus, green apple, and melon flavors and a mouthwatering kiwi fruit finish.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 07/04/2014

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: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 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
Vintage: 2011 08/23/2013

Our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc reflects all the positive attributes of a cool growing season. It's wonderfully fresh and aromatic, with bright scents of pink grapefruit, gooseberry, melon and green apple. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with rich, vibrant citrus (grapefruit and kiwi), honeydew melon, spice and mineral flavors balanced by excellent acidity and a long, refreshing, mineral/chalky finish reminiscent of a fine White Bordeaux. A superb apèritif wine, our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc is also wonderfully versatile with food, especially salads and lighter seafood, poultry and pasta dishes. Enjoy it over the next 3-5 years. - WineryGrape variety:88% Sauvignon Blanc8% Semillon4% Sauvignon MusqueBarrel-aging: 90% aged 5 months in French Oak.Alcohol Content: 14.1%Total Acidity: 0.67g/100mlpH: 3.33 ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 03/06/2013

Our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc reflects all the positive attributes of a cool growing season. It's wonderfully fresh and aromatic, with bright scents of pink grapefruit, gooseberry, melon and green apple. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with rich, vibrant citrus (grapefruit and kiwi), honeydew melon, spice and mineral flavors balanced by excellent acidity and a long, refreshing, mineral/chalky finish reminiscent of a fine White Bordeaux. A superb apèritif wine, our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc is also wonderfully versatile with food, especially salads and lighter seafood, poultry and pasta dishes. Enjoy it over the next 3-5 years. - WineryGrape variety:88% Sauvignon Blanc8% Semillon4% Sauvignon MusqueBarrel-aging: 90% aged 5 months in French Oak.Alcohol Content: 14.1%Total Acidity: 0.67g/100mlpH: 3.33


External Review
Vintage: 2010 09/29/2011

Especially fresh, crisp and vibrant, offering bright honeydew melon, pink grapefruit, gooseberry and vanilla aromas and rich, mouthwatering, citrus, nectarine and melon flavors. An ideal ap ritif wine, it also beautifully accompanies a wide and diverse range of foods, from shellfish and lighter seafood dishes to roast chicken, Caesar Salad and pasta primavera.


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Ratings & Tags for Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

132759 Snooth User: gntop1
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3.00 5
2009 03/12/2012

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2009 07/05/2011

484489 Snooth User: Grizzlap
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2009 12/05/2010

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2009 04/13/2011

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2009 02/09/2014

43567 Snooth User: Cheri
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4.50 5
2008 03/21/2010

28789 Snooth User: moshi
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5.00 5
2008 06/17/2010

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Winemaker's Notes:

Cakebread Cellars 2013 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is a fresh rich vivacious white wine with bright grapefruit lime melon and hay aromas and concentrated kiwi citrus and green apple flavors Its refreshingly flinty mineral y finish makes it a mouthwatering aperitif wine

Cakebread Cellars 2013 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is a fresh rich vivacious white wine with bright grapefruit lime melon and hay aromas and concentrated kiwi citrus and green apple flavors Its refreshingly flinty mineral y finish makes it a mouthwatering aperitif wine

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