2008 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
370 Ratings
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370 Ratings
2008 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Winemaker's Notes

The wonderfully pure, pretty nose of our 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is redolent of warm berry cobbler, with lovely toasted boysenberry and blackberry scents joined by hints of wild cherry, loamy earth and oak vanillin. On the supple, beautifully structured palate, the wine offers rich, vibrant blackberry, plum and black cherry flavors framed by perfectly integrated tannins and a long, savory finish.

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The wonderfully pure, pretty nose of our 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is redolent of warm berry cobbler, with lovely toasted boysenberry and blackberry scents joined by hints of wild cherry, loamy earth and oak vanillin. On the supple, beautifully structured palate, the wine offers rich, vibrant blackberry, plum and black cherry flavors framed by perfectly integrated tannins and a long, savory finish.

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    Winner of this year's 'Best Merlot' and a Double Gold medal is our 2008 Merlot was named in this year's San Francisco International Wine Competition. Over 4,100 wines from 1,200 wineries from over 29 countries were entered into this prestigious competition.

    over 3 years
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    nice bold cab. could use a few more years to mature and should be allowed to breathe an hour before. good wine to just drink.

    about 3 years
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    hmm this wine is so so ... good taste but I don't like it that much. But this wine is a great value for price om nom nom.

    over 1 year
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    One of our faves. If you can ever get your hands on a Cakebread Rubiyat - grab it.

    almost 3 years
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    Shannon shared this wine with us at the piñata party! 02.17.12

    about 3 years
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    no depth and a bit flat but a very oaky aroma.

    almost 2 years
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    Love it! Consistently good!

    over 1 year
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    Very good. Maybe $80?

    12 months
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    over 1 year
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1998 Vintage)
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2000 Vintage) 20% Merlot; 2% Cabernet Franc. As often seems the case for the Cabs of 2000, the aromas of this wine are nicely fruited, fairly deep and enriched with plenty of sweet oak spice. Once in the mouth, however, the wine proves to be ripe yet slightly hollow and lower in fruit than it is in oak. A little lean at the finish and never so rich as advertised, this is a pleasant but uncompelling wine whose reach exceeds its grasp.
  • Decanter
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 5/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Powerful, smoky, coffee aromas. Opulent, ripe, spicy rich fruit. Amazing intensity with lovely complexity and great length. Delicious.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 12/07
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast