2016 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay
Chardonnay - 750ML
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JJ Buckley, September 2018
The 2016 Cakebread Chardonnay is pale straw with hints of gold. On the nose there are enticing aromas of pear, apple, quince, melon, brioche and toasted oak. Creamy apple and pear elements envelop the palate while a beam... The 2016 Cakebread Chardonnay is pale straw with hints of gold. On the nose there are enticing aromas of pear, apple, quince, melon, brioche and toasted oak. Creamy apple and pear elements envelop the palate while a beam of acidity provides focus and lift and spice notes enhance the orchard fruit on the finish. The overall impression is that of a zippy chardonnay that will pair perfectly with an abundance of lighter foods and can age a bit too. A real crowd pleaser that will deliver the goods anywhere form the picnic basket to the dining room table. Drink now and over the next 5 years.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2016

Label

Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Napa Valley is 100% varietal and comes primarily from the Carneros AVA, the coolest climate of all Napa Valley AVAs. With temperatures moderated by the San Pablo Bay but very low rainfall, Chardonnay is able to attain good ripeness while maintaining excellent acidity.

Cakebread’s Cellars Chardonnay is fermented primarily in French oak barrels, but not all new. To preserve crispness, only a portion of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.

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.