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Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Napa Valley
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Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) Our 2013 Napa Valley Chardonnay boasts fresh, fragrant, apple, melon and pear aromas with a hint of oak spice. Rich and mouthfilling on the palate, its smooth, beautifully balanced, yellow apple, nectarine and honeydew melon flavors segue into a long, succulent finish enhanced by refreshing mineral and spicy oak tones. Released soon after bottling, our Napa Valley Chardonnay hits its stride after 6-8 months in the bottle and rewards 5-7 years of aging.

Winemaker's Notes

Cakebread Cellars' Napa Valley Chardonnay is light straw in color with a glint of gold. Its aromas are reminiscent of green apples and the faint scent of apricots with a clean scent of mineral suggestive of flint. These impressions are repeated on the palate with a very slight buttery finish and a subtle hint of French oak vanillin in the background. Good depth with an ideal balance of fruit and crisp acidity lead into a fresh, silky finish.

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    green apple, faint scent if apricot, clean scent of mineral, suggest of flint buttery finish subtle hint of French Oak and Vanillin background fruit and crisp is balanced fresh silky finish

    almost 6 years
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    Perfectly crisp and full, very clean.

    over 5 years
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    at Dockers with Rho guys in Hamptons

    about 5 years
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    long lasting, buttery, velvet

    about 5 years
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    jessicas favorite

    about 5 years
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2001 Vintage)
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 1999 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1999 Vintage)
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1999 Vintage)