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93 Ratings
Cakebread Cellars Merlot Napa Valley
$52.94 USD
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Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(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.

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    Had this wine in Seattle - just fabulous in every way! Probably can't find it in Maryland... :o(

    over 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