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Cakebread Cellars Merlot Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) Bright, sweet black cherry and plum compote aromas, complemented by tea-leaf spice and oak vanillin scents, introduce our lovely 2008 Napa Valley Merlot, which follows through on the smooth, round palate with succulent, mouthfilling, ripe cherry and plum flavors. Displaying a deep, expansive mid-palate, fine underlying structure and a lingering, zesty finish enlivened by black tea spice tones.

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