Cakebread Cellars

Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.4395 ratings
9.127 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
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A blend of 95% Cab Sauv & 5% Cab Franc, from Howell mountain, deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruit, oak, floral and sweet spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry, plum and ripe jammy cherry with notes of cedar, cacao, tobacco and lots of vanilla spice! Fine soft tannins, well balanced with acidity, long finish ending with fruit, oak, sweet spice, with floral earthy presence, elegant! It’s perfect now, should continue to age well for next decade. Sorry to say, it’s my last bottle!

A blend of 95% Cab Sauv & 5% Cab Franc, from Howell mountain, deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruit, oak, floral and sweet spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry, plum and ripe jammy cherry with notes of cedar, cacao, tobacco and lots of vanilla spice! Fine soft tannins, well balanced with acidity, long finish ending with fruit, oak, sweet spice, with floral earthy presence, elegant! It’s perfect now, should continue to age well for next decade. Sorry to say, it’s my last bottle!

Dec 26th, 2020
Bill Bender

I’m a fan of both bears and this wine 🐻

I’m a fan of both bears and this wine 🐻

Nov 2nd, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

Dancing with bears tonight. It took me more than an hour to teach this bear the Texas Two Step, but after that we were cutting a rug. The initial bright red fruit notes eventually slide into a darker, richer profile of blackberry, charcoal, currant, cassis, and a mix of dark and milk chocolate. What really takes this from good to great is the constant background of baking bread infused with rosemary. For the hedonist, this is a pure pleasurefest, with more than enough complexity and nuance to satisfy the intellectual, but like a soaring ballad, the real appeal here is to the romantic.

Dancing with bears tonight. It took me more than an hour to teach this bear the Texas Two Step, but after that we were cutting a rug. The initial bright red fruit notes eventually slide into a darker, richer profile of blackberry, charcoal, currant, cassis, and a mix of dark and milk chocolate. What really takes this from good to great is the constant background of baking bread infused with rosemary. For the hedonist, this is a pure pleasurefest, with more than enough complexity and nuance to satisfy the intellectual, but like a soaring ballad, the real appeal here is to the romantic.

Nov 21st, 2017
V M
9.2

Awesome dark berries with nice minerality. Howell mountain fruit at its best. Finish lasts forever. Decant and enjoy. No need to stash this away. She shows beautifully with air

Awesome dark berries with nice minerality. Howell mountain fruit at its best. Finish lasts forever. Decant and enjoy. No need to stash this away. She shows beautifully with air

2 people found it helpfulJun 4th, 2014
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Lots of dark red currant and plum with a good bit of structure. Always enjoy this bottling!

Lots of dark red currant and plum with a good bit of structure. Always enjoy this bottling!

1 person found it helpfulMar 4th, 2015
Corey Zamora, CSW

Great fruit. Terrifically balanced cab.

Great fruit. Terrifically balanced cab.

1 person found it helpfulNov 11th, 2014
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Dark red cherry & currant, mineral core, touch of tobacco leaf, long finish. Great wine!

Dark red cherry & currant, mineral core, touch of tobacco leaf, long finish. Great wine!

1 person found it helpfulJul 6th, 2014
Kevin Ortzman

Consistent juice - dark berries with baker's chocolate.

Consistent juice - dark berries with baker's chocolate.

Dec 15th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Blackberry and dark chocolate. I love this wine!!

Blackberry and dark chocolate. I love this wine!!

Dec 1st, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Bakes blueberry pie with a splash of cocoa! Simply amazing.

Bakes blueberry pie with a splash of cocoa! Simply amazing.

Nov 13th, 2016