1996 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Reserve
84 Ratings
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84 Ratings
1996 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Reserve

Winemaker's Notes

Our 1996 Chardonnay Reserve displays up-front aromas of rich, toasty vanilla, with perfume-like scents of coconut and melon in the background. Fruit flavors of melon, apple, and pear predominate this dense and concentrated wine, along with an attractive ""mineral quality."" The flavors continue into a lingering citrus-fruit finish. Overall, this wine is quite full-bodied and luscious in the mouth. Bottle-aged at least half a year before its release, the 1996 Chardonnay Reserve lives up to its rep...

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Our 1996 Chardonnay Reserve displays up-front aromas of rich, toasty vanilla, with perfume-like scents of coconut and melon in the background. Fruit flavors of melon, apple, and pear predominate this dense and concentrated wine, along with an attractive ""mineral quality."" The flavors continue into a lingering citrus-fruit finish. Overall, this wine is quite full-bodied and luscious in the mouth. Bottle-aged at least half a year before its release, the 1996 Chardonnay Reserve lives up to its rep...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 112 on Aug-97