2014 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

Reg: $69.94

$59.94

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Reg: $69.94

$59.94

This product is
out of stock

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JJB 93
JJ Buckley, July 2017
Dark, opaque purple. This is intensely and pleasantly aromatic, leading with blackberry and blueberry preserves, fresh pot-pourri and, to a lesser extent, currants and anise. Digging a little deeper you will also discover... Dark, opaque purple. This is intensely and pleasantly aromatic, leading with blackberry and blueberry preserves, fresh pot-pourri and, to a lesser extent, currants and anise. Digging a little deeper you will also discover notes of baked plums, figs and dry earth. The transition to the palate is seamless, as the wine reveals itself as one would expect from the nose. It is intensely, but also pleasantly, fruit-forward and balanced in its acidic and tannic structure. It gracefully coats the mouth and leaves the drinker with a long, satisfying finish. It’s a bold wine that should be paired with bold foods – ribeye, lamb and game would be great choices, as would a dish of wild mushrooms. This Cabernet is drinking nicely now but could also rest nicely for a decade or so.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2014
Percent alcohol 14.9%
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.