Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Chardonnay 2015

Ratings on Delectable

Jonathan Wall Delectable Pro

There is an appreciated precision to the simplicity of this wine.

There is an appreciated precision to the simplicity of this wine.

9.1

Chris McClellan Delectable Pro

Classic Chardonnay, ripe apple fruit, creamy with lees, vanilla, baking spices....paired well with chicken and creamy gravy...

Classic Chardonnay, ripe apple fruit, creamy with lees, vanilla, baking spices....paired well with chicken and creamy gravy...

8.9

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

30+ years ago, Jack Cakebread came to photograph Napa for a book & bought a vineyard, Cakebread Cellars was born. Cakebread wine offerings are among my Favs, Chard is no exception, consistent quality year/year. ’15, an early harvest showing aromas of green fruits, citrus & honey scents. On the palate complex flavors of apple, melon & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Lingering finish ending with sweet mineral spice. Update: Had this a year ago, it’s still great & getting better now!

30+ years ago, Jack Cakebread came to photograph Napa for a book & bought a vineyard, Cakebread Cellars was born. Cakebread wine offerings are among my Favs, Chard is no exception, consistent quality year/year. ’15, an early harvest showing aromas of green fruits, citrus & honey scents. On the palate complex flavors of apple, melon & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Lingering finish ending with sweet mineral spice. Update: Had this a year ago, it’s still great & getting better now!

9.2

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Over 30 years ago, Jack Cakebread came to photograph Napa for a book & bought a vineyard, Cakebread Cellars was born. I always liked Cakebread’s wine offerings, Chardonnay is no exception, consistent quality year/year. This was an early harvest showing aromas of green fruits, citrus & honey scents. On the palate complex flavors of apple, melon & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Lingering finish ending with sweet mineral spice. Nice now but a few years in cellar will benefit.

Over 30 years ago, Jack Cakebread came to photograph Napa for a book & bought a vineyard, Cakebread Cellars was born. I always liked Cakebread’s wine offerings, Chardonnay is no exception, consistent quality year/year. This was an early harvest showing aromas of green fruits, citrus & honey scents. On the palate complex flavors of apple, melon & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Lingering finish ending with sweet mineral spice. Nice now but a few years in cellar will benefit.

9.1

JKT

Cved 10/26/20 Chardonnay comp. from Roy P. Surprise on the nose that is quite good with that Chard note and a touch of butter but good balance. Not the complexity or elegance of the other two. Medium finish and faded quickly, residuals probably from the previous two! Still, a nice CA Chardonnay on its own.

Cved 10/26/20 Chardonnay comp. from Roy P. Surprise on the nose that is quite good with that Chard note and a touch of butter but good balance. Not the complexity or elegance of the other two. Medium finish and faded quickly, residuals probably from the previous two! Still, a nice CA Chardonnay on its own.

8.9

Kapyrick Wine

V15. Consistently very good. Vanilla nose. Creamy Apple and melon fruit. Clean, mineral finish. Nicely balanced.

V15. Consistently very good. Vanilla nose. Creamy Apple and melon fruit. Clean, mineral finish. Nicely balanced.

9.0

Yutaka Hisaeda

180610. At NYC. With OOT.

180610. At NYC. With OOT.

8.5

Vanessa D

Wet slate, mild citrus, dry - nice complement for sushi

Wet slate, mild citrus, dry - nice complement for sushi

9.0

Jody Scharf

Delicious. What else do you want?

Delicious. What else do you want?

9.4

Garrett Ahlborg

This was pretty good... went well with scallops.

This was pretty good... went well with scallops.

8.9

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