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Cakebread Zin Red Hills Lake Cty 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A bit reticent on the nose, though this does show a candied edge to the emerging red raspberry and cherry fruit with a nice framing note of wood spice. Nicely bright and light up front with wonderfully fresh and pure vanilla-tinged cherry and grippy fruit. It’s a bit simple, though there are some emerging notes of mint, flowers and herbs as the wine sits in the glass. With time, the tannins, soft and fuzzy that they are, emerge, adding some detail in the mouth. Definitely a slight outlier of a style with bright acids and a lightened feel, though nice purity and intensity to the fruit. 87pts

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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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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Editorial Reviews for Cakebread Zin Red Hills Lake Cty

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,043
3.50 5
01/28/2011

A bit reticent on the nose, though this does show a candied edge to the emerging red raspberry and cherry fruit with a nice framing note of wood spice. Nicely bright and light up front with wonderfully fresh and pure vanilla-tinged cherry and grippy fruit. It’s a bit simple, though there are some emerging notes of mint, flowers and herbs as the wine sits in the glass. With time, the tannins, soft and fuzzy that they are, emerge, adding some detail in the mouth. Definitely a slight outlier of a style with bright acids and a lightened feel, though nice purity and intensity to the fruit. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,043
1.00 5
08/07/2012

This smells ripe and oaky with alcoholic heat on the nose. Soft in the mouth and sort of formless, this delivers modest cherry berry fruit in a loose style with a finish that is dominated by grainy, papery wood tannins. Out of balance and unattractive. 70pts


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Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,079
3.50 5
08/06/2012

This is somewhat leathery and dark when first poured but with time opens to show more dark cherry fruit. I enjoyed this.




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