1981 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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371 Ratings
1981 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) Our 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon offers wonderfully fragrant, complex aromas of ripe blackberry and boysenberry fruit augmented by complementary scents of loam, spice-box, dark chocolate and toasty oak. Beautifully balanced and richly textured on the palate, its concentrated black cherry, wild berry, cassis and mocha flavors are supported by supple tannins and extend into a long, chocolate-y finish.

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1998 Vintage)
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2000 Vintage) 20% Merlot; 2% Cabernet Franc. As often seems the case for the Cabs of 2000, the aromas of this wine are nicely fruited, fairly deep and enriched with plenty of sweet oak spice. Once in the mouth, however, the wine proves to be ripe yet slightly hollow and lower in fruit than it is in oak. A little lean at the finish and never so rich as advertised, this is a pleasant but uncompelling wine whose reach exceeds its grasp.
  • Decanter
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 5/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Powerful, smoky, coffee aromas. Opulent, ripe, spicy rich fruit. Amazing intensity with lovely complexity and great length. Delicious.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 12/07
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast