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Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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Winemaker's Notes

(From 2013 Vintage) Cabernet Sauvignon has beautiful crème de cassis fruit, excellent structure on the palate’s backside and represents a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot. Aged primarily in French oak, the wine is youthful and young, with the coiled, restrained character of many 2013s, but the concentration is impressive and the purity is there. Beautiful black and blue fruits are obvious, and the wine structured, delineated and vibrant. There is a reasonably good value as well. Give it another 6-12 months bottle age, and drink it over the following 12-15 years.

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    Cynthia, db, Lisa 12/29/2011

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1998 Vintage)
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2006 Vintage) The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is among the finest "regular" Cabernet Sauvignons I have tasted from Cakebread. It exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, stunning purity, subtle notes of smoke, black currants, blackberries, spring flowers and toast, good acidity and ripe tannins. This full-bodied yet graceful, deep, silky Cabernet Sauvignon is already irresistible, but it will provide provocative and complex drinking for 15-20 years. This benchmark winery has again turned out some impressive wines.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 12/07
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/06
  • 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.