2001 Cakebread Cellars Merlot Napa Valley
79 Ratings
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79 Ratings
2001 Cakebread Cellars Merlot Napa Valley

Wine Description

(From «nv» Vintage) 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.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2005 Vintage) Our 2005 Napa Valley Merlot offers a constellation of bright fruit aromas keyed on fresh black cherry, blueberry and plum, with fragrant scents of rose petal, tea-leaf, tobacco and cocoa adding interest and complexity. On the compact, supple palate, vibrant cherry, blackberry and cassis flavors are enlivened by a zesty black-tea spiciness that segues into a long, cocoa-tinged finish.

Shipping Information

Free shipping with a purchase of 12 bottles or more.

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Expert Reviews
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Mar-06