Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018

$42

New release now available!            Cakebread produces one of the most popular Chardonnays from the Napa Valley - get the new release now. The very aromatic Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Napa Valley offers delightfully forward aromas of ripe pears and apples, with intriguing scents of guava and banana. On the palate, the wine boasts a full, fleshy texture and rich, ripe flavors balanced by subtle, spicy oak tones and an excellent underpinning of acidity. Delicious now, this very flavorful Napa Valley Chardonnay will gain additional bouquet and complexity with 18-24 months of further bottle age. Very limited.

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Cakebread wine offerings are among my Favs, Chard is no exception, consistent quality year/year. 95% of grapes sourced from Carneros, ‘18 saw 8 months on 1/3 new oak with about 20% of wine going through malolactic fermentation. Aromas of stone fruits, slight & honey scents. On palate complex flavors of apple, peach & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Long finish ending with fruit, wet stone and toasty character. Very nice, will benefit from short aging.

Cakebread wine offerings are among my Favs, Chard is no exception, consistent quality year/year. 95% of grapes sourced from Carneros, ‘18 saw 8 months on 1/3 new oak with about 20% of wine going through malolactic fermentation. Aromas of stone fruits, slight & honey scents. On palate complex flavors of apple, peach & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Long finish ending with fruit, wet stone and toasty character. Very nice, will benefit from short aging.

9.1

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Cakebread wine offerings are among my Favs, Chard is no exception, consistent quality year/year. 95% of grapes sourced from Carneros, ‘18 saw 8 months on 1/3 new oak with about 20% of wine going through malolactic fermentation. Aromas of stone fruits, slight & honey scents. On palate complex flavors of apple, peach & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Long finish ending with fruit, wet stone and toasty character. Very nice, will benefit from short aging.

Cakebread wine offerings are among my Favs, Chard is no exception, consistent quality year/year. 95% of grapes sourced from Carneros, ‘18 saw 8 months on 1/3 new oak with about 20% of wine going through malolactic fermentation. Aromas of stone fruits, slight & honey scents. On palate complex flavors of apple, peach & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Long finish ending with fruit, wet stone and toasty character. Very nice, will benefit from short aging.

9.1

Doug Adams

2018

2018

9.0

Jon Lucente

Fantastic Chardonnay. Fruity flavors. Strong Finish and very light for a Chardonnay.

Fantastic Chardonnay. Fruity flavors. Strong Finish and very light for a Chardonnay.

9.2

Doug Adams

2018

2018

9.0

Daniel McCullough

Just an excellent, precise Chardonnay

Just an excellent, precise Chardonnay

9.0

K L

Very light and pleasant!

Very light and pleasant!

9.1

Martyn Etherington

Better than the reserve.

Better than the reserve.

9.0

Mark Mannebach

Just a great Napa Chardonnay. All around smooth with notes honey lemon and pear.

Just a great Napa Chardonnay. All around smooth with notes honey lemon and pear.

9.1

Darrell

Wonderful Chardonnay. Celebrating Miranda’s final (almost) night before returning to the University of Notre Dame for her sophomore year after 5 months of COVID-19 isolation. Enjoyed with scallops and asparagus risotto.

Wonderful Chardonnay. Celebrating Miranda’s final (almost) night before returning to the University of Notre Dame for her sophomore year after 5 months of COVID-19 isolation. Enjoyed with scallops and asparagus risotto.

9.0

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