Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Ratings on Delectable

Boris Mathiszik Delectable Pro

Classic Napa. Fruit forward and smooth. Cassis. And good structure.

Classic Napa. Fruit forward and smooth. Cassis. And good structure.

9.2

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

As I opened a bottle of their 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 18 months in French oak (54% new), I see a deep ruby red with focused aromas of black fruit and complex spice. The palate shows focused sweet ripe dark fruit, black currants and black raspberry, with savory oak, leather and cacao. The wine is well balanced, nicely developed round tannins, great structure for getting better in a few years. This is an approachable wine, perfect to drink now as well as for future aging, but why wait?

As I opened a bottle of their 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 18 months in French oak (54% new), I see a deep ruby red with focused aromas of black fruit and complex spice. The palate shows focused sweet ripe dark fruit, black currants and black raspberry, with savory oak, leather and cacao. The wine is well balanced, nicely developed round tannins, great structure for getting better in a few years. This is an approachable wine, perfect to drink now as well as for future aging, but why wait?

9.0

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

As I opened a bottle of their 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 18 months in French oak (54% new), I see a deep ruby red with focused aromas of black fruit and complex spice. The palate shows focused sweet ripe dark fruit, black currants and black raspberry, with savory oak, leather and cacao. The wine is well balanced, nicely developed round tannins, great structure for getting better in a few years. This is an approachable wine, perfect to drink now as well as for future aging, but why wait?

As I opened a bottle of their 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 18 months in French oak (54% new), I see a deep ruby red with focused aromas of black fruit and complex spice. The palate shows focused sweet ripe dark fruit, black currants and black raspberry, with savory oak, leather and cacao. The wine is well balanced, nicely developed round tannins, great structure for getting better in a few years. This is an approachable wine, perfect to drink now as well as for future aging, but why wait?

9.0

Christian Gourdin Delectable Pro

Luscious fruit

Luscious fruit

10

Alexandre Pagliano

Dark robe with plums, tobacco and herbs notes. Really good cab that is not overdone and has lots of charm. Probably better in 4 or 5 years but very drinkable already.

Dark robe with plums, tobacco and herbs notes. Really good cab that is not overdone and has lots of charm. Probably better in 4 or 5 years but very drinkable already.

9.0

Edward Nelson

Can’t smell much due to head cold but pretty nice wine.

Can’t smell much due to head cold but pretty nice wine.

9.3

Kapyrick Wine

V12. Soft, fresh cut cedar nose. Bright blackberry fruit. Smooth, tight , slightly astringent finish.

V12. Soft, fresh cut cedar nose. Bright blackberry fruit. Smooth, tight , slightly astringent finish.

8.8

Sidney Shannon

Mike’s cellar

Mike’s cellar

9.6

Joshua Stiebel Wuerch

Love Cake

Love Cake

9.2

Jeremy Autry

Smooth batch.

Smooth batch.

9.4

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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