Cakebread Cellars has produced Sauvignon Blanc since the 1975 vintage, and has developed a style of wine which has become a benchmark for this varietal. The vineyards from which the wine is produced are primarily in the Rutherford and St. Helena areas near the Cakebread property, as well as the 20 acres of vines within the Cakebread estate. The warm microclimates in these areas allow the grapes to mature without excessive growth. Cakebread's interpretation of this wine is a classic expression of ...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesA 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.
Wine SpectatorRating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/05