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Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2014

Winemaker's Notes:

Cakebread's 2014 Sauvignon Blanc boasts beautifully fresh, fragrant aromas of honeydew melon, grapefruit and guava, with a slight floral note. Full-bodied and concentrated on the palate, with a silky texture, its vibrant melon, citrus and gooseberry flavors are perfectly balanced, leading to a long, succulent finish boasting bright citrus and mineral tones. Food Pairings: salads, seafood, poultry and vegetarian dishes.

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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
09/22/2015

Tasting Notes & Food Pairings: True to the style of sauvignon blanc we’ve honed over the past 40 years, our 2014 rendition boasts beautifully fresh, fragrant aromas of honeydew melon, grapefruit and guava, with a slight floral note. Full-bodied and concentrated on the palate, with a silky texture, its vibrant melon, citrus and gooseberry flavors are perfectly balanced, leading to a long, succulent finish boasting bright citrus and mineral tones. Enjoy this classic sauvignon blanc over the next 3-5 years with your favorite salad, seafood, poultry and vegetarian dishes. Vineyards: Our 2014 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of 87% sauvignon blanc, 7% sèmillon and 6% sauvignon musqué (an especially aromatic clone of sauvignon blanc) grown in the same vineyards we’ve used for years, including our estate ranches in Carneros, southeastern Napa, Rutherford and Calistoga. The superb fruit from these sites enables us to produce a rich, full-bodied and complex sauvignon blanc that is simultaneously fresh, crisp and zesty. Vintage: Our 2014 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of 87% sauvignon blanc, 7% sèmillon and 6% sauvignon musqué (an especially aromatic clone of sauvignon blanc) grown in the same vineyards we’ve used for years, including our estate ranches in Carneros, southeastern Napa, Rutherford and Calistoga. The superb fruit from these sites enables us to produce a rich, full-bodied and complex sauvignon blanc that is simultaneously fresh, crisp and zesty. Winemaking: We hand harvest our sauvignon blanc grapes during the cool nighttime hours to fully capture their fresh, pure flavors and bright acidity. Whole-cluster-pressing of the fruit maximizes varietal intensity while minimizing the extraction of astringent compounds from the skins. In 2014, we fermented 88% of the juice in stainless steel tanks and 12% in older French oak barrels, which produced a rich, vibrant sauvignon blanc with great depth of flavor. Seventy percent of the wine aged for five months in neutral French oak barrels to enhance texture and varietal character, while the remaining 30% aged in stainless steel tanks. Grape Variety: 87% Sauvignon Blanc 7% Semillon 6% Sauvignon Musque Barrel Aging: five months in neutral French oak Alcohol Content: 13.9% Total Acidity: .59 grams/100 ml pH: 3.30



Cakebread's 2014 Sauvignon Blanc boasts beautifully fresh, fragrant aromas of honeydew melon, grapefruit and guava, with a slight floral note. Full-bodied and concentrated on the palate, with a silky texture, its vibrant melon, citrus and gooseberry flavors are perfectly balanced, leading to a long, succulent finish boasting bright citrus and mineral tones. Food Pairings: salads, seafood, poultry and vegetarian dishes.

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