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87 Ratings
Cakebread Cellars Merlot Napa Valley
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Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

Our Napa Valley Chardonnay offers fresh, lovely pear and ripe Granny Smith apple aromas with supporting mineral, baked bread and baking spice scents. Full and richly textured on the palate, the citrusy crisp, spiced-apple and pear flavors are enriched by yeast and toasty oak tones that extend into a very long, rich, minerally finish. Youthfully compact, with superb structure and an ideal balance of fresh fruit, acid and wood tones, this beautiful Napa Valley Chardonnay, one of Cakebread's very best, should develop in the bottle for another 3 to 5 years.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Mar-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/04
  • Wine & Spirits
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • Wine Spectator
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine Advocate
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 118 on Aug-98