2013 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Reserve
Chardonnay - 750ML
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  • WE 91

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WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2017
Fully revealing in brioche and preserved lemon, this wine shows a boldness of oak and body alongside an exuberance of ripe, tropical fruit that's lengthy and complex. This is classically Napa Valley in its luxuriousness... Fully revealing in brioche and preserved lemon, this wine shows a boldness of oak and body alongside an exuberance of ripe, tropical fruit that's lengthy and complex. This is classically Napa Valley in its luxuriousness and velvety texture.
JJB 90
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, April 2017
A ripe, tropical profile leads into pear and white peach with touches of hazelnut and brioche. This is rich, and round on the palate with pineapple and yellow stone fruit flavors, yet it displays lovely tension as well... A ripe, tropical profile leads into pear and white peach with touches of hazelnut and brioche. This is rich, and round on the palate with pineapple and yellow stone fruit flavors, yet it displays lovely tension as well with the fresh, vibrant acidity holding everything together in a wonderfully complete package. A classic California chardonnay poised for immediate enjoyment.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2013
Percent alcohol 14.3%
Closure Cork

Winery

Cakebread Cellars

Jack and Dolores Cakebread bought their first vineyard in 1972, a 22-acre site. The next year, they founded their Rutherford-based winery, Cakebread Cellars. The winery now holds 1,100 acres spread over 13 sites in Napa Valley and Anderson Valley with about 560 of those acres under vine. Cakebread is still owned and operated by the family.

Cakebread Cellars is best-known for its Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. It also produces Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, Lake County Zinfandel and Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Merlot.

The wine styles are flavorful and generally fruit-driven, but still reflective of terroir. New French oak is used moderately and enhances the wine without obscuring natural complexity.