Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Merlot 2014

$59.99

A Napa Valley Classic!                     Consistently one of Napa Valley's classiest merlots, the Cakebread Merlot is an especially rich example of the variety. Delicious now, this lavishly flavored, complex Merlot will benefit from another 3-5 years' cellaring. The Cakebread Cellars Merlot Napa Valley, blended with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon, is an especially rich example of the variety. It displays ripe blackberry and black plum aromas with secondary scents of vanilla and dark coffee characteristics. Lush and full-bodied, showcasing luscious blackberry, plum and boysenberry flavors that segue into a long finish featuring spiciness, elegant, refined tannins, and crisp underlying acidity. The grapes for the Merlot come from two classic Napa Valley regions: the cool-climate Carneros district in the southern valley, which delivers bright fruit with crisp acidity, and the mid-valley region, whose warmer temperatures produce riper, richer fruit with juicy berry and plum flavor

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Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

Monthly WTF group. Theme this month was merlot. All wines tasted blind. I called this 2012-2014 Napa merlot. Very balanced. Chalky tannins. Red, blue and black fruit. Aside from the Pedestal, I got more chocolate and dates here than the others. It wasn’t exuberant nor shy, just a nice “down the middle” wine. Thanks @Bill Makens

Monthly WTF group. Theme this month was merlot. All wines tasted blind. I called this 2012-2014 Napa merlot. Very balanced. Chalky tannins. Red, blue and black fruit. Aside from the Pedestal, I got more chocolate and dates here than the others. It wasn’t exuberant nor shy, just a nice “down the middle” wine. Thanks @Bill Makens

9.2

Christopher Fedorchak

Nice fruit. I enjoyed it, not in the mood though.

Nice fruit. I enjoyed it, not in the mood though.

8.6

Halabriel Clash

This has become possibly my favorite wine of all time

This has become possibly my favorite wine of all time

9.6

Ben Steele

Thanks JH! Great wine!

Thanks JH! Great wine!

9.5

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