Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Reserve
88 Ratings
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88 Ratings
Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Reserve

Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Winemaker's Notes

Our 2008 Chardonnay Reserve boasts vivid, beautifully delineated sweet apple, melon and citrus aromas – with hints of ginger and white peach – layered with toasty, creamy tones from barrel fermentation and sur lie aging. On the round, streamlined palate, bright, creamy, apple, melon, pear, lemon-lime and mineral flavors gain additional richness from judicious toasty oak and yeast tones that prolong a lingering, gingery finish lifted by a refreshing minerality.

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Our 2008 Chardonnay Reserve boasts vivid, beautifully delineated sweet apple, melon and citrus aromas – with hints of ginger and white peach – layered with toasty, creamy tones from barrel fermentation and sur lie aging. On the round, streamlined palate, bright, creamy, apple, melon, pear, lemon-lime and mineral flavors gain additional richness from judicious toasty oak and yeast tones that prolong a lingering, gingery finish lifted by a refreshing minerality.

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    Vivid, beautifully delineated sweet apple, melon and citrus aromas – with hints of ginger and white peach – layered with toasty, creamy tones from barrel fermentation and sur lie aging. On the round, streamlined palate, bright, creamy, apple, melon, pear, lemon-lime and mineral flavors gain additional richness from judicious toasty oak and yeast tones that prolong a lingering, gingery finish lifted by a refreshing minerality. This youthful Chardonnay Reserve, from a vintage renowned for producing finely focused white wines with concentrated fruit and vibrant acidity, will continue developing in bottle for another 5-7 years.

    over 4 years
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    not as preferred as the younger chard

    9 months
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1991 Vintage) Rating: 81/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/93
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/01
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 112 on Aug-97
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator