2000 Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley
152 Ratings
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152 Ratings
2000 Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Winemaker's Notes

Our 2000 Sauvignon Blanc has an attractive light golden glint of color. Inviting citrus-like scents follow, reminiscent of freshly sliced limes and lemons, with a richer fragrance closer to that of sliced peaches, as well as a very slight fragrance of oak in the background. The wines impressions on the palate are very full and rich, but with an attractive mineral-like dryness throughout.

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Our 2000 Sauvignon Blanc has an attractive light golden glint of color. Inviting citrus-like scents follow, reminiscent of freshly sliced limes and lemons, with a richer fragrance closer to that of sliced peaches, as well as a very slight fragrance of oak in the background. The wines impressions on the palate are very full and rich, but with an attractive mineral-like dryness throughout.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2002 Vintage) If a little light on fruity mass, this lean and lively wine shows the varietal stamp in its mildly grassy aromas, and its flavors follow with muted grassiness playing a supporting role to direct, fairly easy-going, very slightly candied fruit. A pleasant and eminently quaffable wine for drinking this year, it ultimately wants for a bit more depth and range.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/09. This lightly fragrant sauvignon has the classic "cat pee on a gooseberry bush" character of the grape. It's a clean and tart wine to serve with pasta tossed with English peas.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2004 Vintage) A rich and potent Sauvignon Blanc, this one makes a deep and inviting varietal statement without ever giving into excess in the areas of greens or of ripeness. Instead, it is assembled so as to make an asset of its depth, and it accomplishes that not-so-easy feat through impeccable balance between its ripe, fig and pear fruit and its oaky aspect and balance in body and acidity. A bit of a grassy note creeps into the lengthy finish and suggests that it serve with herb-poached fish.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rather soft-spoken in fruit and less than convincing vis-a-vis any specific varietal herbs or grass, this clean but limited wine has a nice sense of palatal weight, but it ultimately has more feel than flavor. Its vaguely metallic finish is punctuated by an unwelcome note of bitterness, and nowhere does it display the richness or range to justify its premium price.