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Kobrand Cakebread Chardonnay

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Winemaking We whole-cluster-pressed 100% of our Chardonnay grapes to optimize the freshness and purity of the juice, 75% of which fermented in French oak barrels, 35% new, while the balance fermented in stainless steel tanks to enhance the wine’s fresh fruit character. One tool we increasingly use to enhance our Chardonnay’s quality is sur lie (on the yeast lees) aging in barrel, with periodic stirring of the lees, to enhance textural and flavor richness. By assessing the body and flavor intensity of each lot of our Napa Valley Chardonnay, we determine the optimal amount of stirring for each lot, thus enhancing the complexity of our final blend. In 2006, only 5% of our Napa Valley Chardonnay underwent malolactic fermentation, but 100% aged in barrels for seven months with varying degrees of lees stirring. The result is a fresh, rich, beautifully balanced Chardonnay with classic Napa Valley character. Tasting Notes Our 2006 Napa Valley Chardonnay displays lovely ripe pear and sweet citrus aromas lifted by fragrant white flower and subtle toasty oak scents. On the palate, a sleek entry expands into a creamy, concentrated mid-palate with rich lemon zest, melon, white peach and vanilla flavors segueing seamlessly into a refreshingly flinty, mineral-tinged finish. Revealing all the intensity, depth and structure typical of a long, cool vintage, this classic Napa Valley Chardonnay will age gracefully in the bottle for another 3 to 5 years. Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay Alcoholic Content: 14.1% Vineyards: 100% Napa Valley Total Acidity: 0.66g/100ml pH: 3.55 Harvest Dates: 9/20/2006 through 10/16/2006 Fermentation: 75% French Oak &25% stainless with 5% Malolactic Barrel-aging: 7 months in French oak, 35% new, with frequent stirring of the lees.

Region: USA » California » Napa

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Varietal: Chardonnay
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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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3.00 5
11/09/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Kobrand Cakebread Chardonnay

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
05/08/2012

Included is a bottle of Cakebread Chardonnay, a Wine Bottle Candelabra Fleur de Lis, Epic Products My Glass Charms Vintage Set of 6, True Fabrications Foil Cutter Four Blades Flex Grip, Green Grape Swirl Napkins and a NapaCabs Logo Corkscrew.


External Review
03/10/2013

Our 2011 Napa Valley Chardonnay opens with fresh, creamy aromas of ripe pear, apple and citrus, with light butter, yeast and spicy oak tones adding complexity. The wine?s rich, focused, green apple, melon and guava flavors are nicely balanced by fresh ac


External Review
10/27/2012

This 2006 Chardonnay displays lovely ripe pear and sweet citrus aromas that are lifted by fragrant white flower and subtle toasty oak scents. The palate has a sleek entry that leads into a creamy, concentrated mid-palate with rich lemon zest, melon, white peach and vanilla flavors that segue into a refreshing flinty and mineral-tinged finish. Cakebread's Website


External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay offers fresh,lovely pear and ripe Granny Smith apple aromas with supporting mineral, baked bread and baking spice scents. Full and richly textured on the palate, the citrusy crisp, spiced-apple and pear flavors are


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
08/10/2012

Send a wonderful Holiday gift for any Chardonnay fan with this fantastic wine gift basket. Cakebread wines are notoriously difficult to find, and always in short supply. For a white wine lover, this design is heaven! Also includes accessories and food.


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Source: NapaCabs.com
03/22/2012

Send a wonderful gift for any Chardonnay fan with this fantastic wine gift basket. Cakebread wines are notoriously difficult to find, and always in short supply. If you see a bottle, it's best to buy it then as it will probably be gone tomorrow. For a white wine lover, this design is heaven! Included is a bottle of Cakebread Chardonnay, along with an all-star line-up of award winning gourmet foods that perfectly compliment this coveted Chardonnay. Also included in this fantastic gift Basket: a Wine Bottle Candelabra Fleur de Lis, Epic Products My Glass Charms Vintage Set of 6, True Fabrications Foil Cutter Four Blades Flex Grip, Green Grape Swirl Napkins, NapaCabs Logo Corkscrew, Vineyard Collection Focaccia Crisps Tuscan Style Crackers, Janis & Melanie Chardonnay Wine Biscuits, Chardonnay Flavored Havarti cheese spread and a Ghirardelli chocolate bar. (Due to the popularity of this product, we reserve the right to substitute items of equal or greater quality).


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
03/22/2012

Send a wonderful Holiday gift for any Chardonnay fan with this fantastic wine gift basket. Cakebread wines are notoriously difficult to find, and always in short supply. For a white wine lover, this design is heaven! This Holiday Themed Cakebread Basket includes one bottle of Cakebread Chardonnay, one Snowman Ceramic Bottle Stopper, Frosty Cheers Beverage Napkins, NapaCabs Logo Corkscrew, Janis & Melanie Chardonnay Wine Biscuits, Vineyard Collection Focaccia Crisps Tuscan Style Crackers, Sonoma Jacks Garlic & Herb Cheese Wedges, Nunes Farms Roasted Mixed Nuts, Mrs. May s Naturals Pear Fruit Chips and Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Bar. (Due to the popularity of this product, we reserve the right to substitute items of equal or greater quality).



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Winemaking We whole-cluster-pressed 100% of our Chardonnay grapes to optimize the freshness and purity of the juice, 75% of which fermented in French oak barrels, 35% new, while the balance fermented in stainless steel tanks to enhance the wine’s fresh fruit character. One tool we increasingly use to enhance our Chardonnay’s quality is sur lie (on the yeast lees) aging in barrel, with periodic stirring of the lees, to enhance textural and flavor richness. By assessing the body and flavor intensity of each lot of our Napa Valley Chardonnay, we determine the optimal amount of stirring for each lot, thus enhancing the complexity of our final blend. In 2006, only 5% of our Napa Valley Chardonnay underwent malolactic fermentation, but 100% aged in barrels for seven months with varying degrees of lees stirring. The result is a fresh, rich, beautifully balanced Chardonnay with classic Napa Valley character. Tasting Notes Our 2006 Napa Valley Chardonnay displays lovely ripe pear and sweet citrus aromas lifted by fragrant white flower and subtle toasty oak scents. On the palate, a sleek entry expands into a creamy, concentrated mid-palate with rich lemon zest, melon, white peach and vanilla flavors segueing seamlessly into a refreshingly flinty, mineral-tinged finish. Revealing all the intensity, depth and structure typical of a long, cool vintage, this classic Napa Valley Chardonnay will age gracefully in the bottle for another 3 to 5 years. Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay Alcoholic Content: 14.1% Vineyards: 100% Napa Valley Total Acidity: 0.66g/100ml pH: 3.55 Harvest Dates: 9/20/2006 through 10/16/2006 Fermentation: 75% French Oak &25% stainless with 5% Malolactic Barrel-aging: 7 months in French oak, 35% new, with frequent stirring of the lees.

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