Cakebread Cellars

Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.322 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Top Notes For
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
Steve Flank

Buy again. Pretty good. drank on our 16th wedding anniversary at home 

Buy again. Pretty good. drank on our 16th wedding anniversary at home 

Apr 26th, 2020
Deanna Ginther

Plum, aged oak, strong tannins. Beautiful after opening up. Delicious with steak. Amazing cab!

Plum, aged oak, strong tannins. Beautiful after opening up. Delicious with steak. Amazing cab!

Dec 23rd, 2019
Patrick Fishman

Phenomenal

Phenomenal

Aug 23rd, 2019
Amit Srivastava

Took a little bit to open but once it did , was delicious . There is a distinctive dry under tone on this wine which I find v appealing .

Took a little bit to open but once it did , was delicious . There is a distinctive dry under tone on this wine which I find v appealing .

Aug 10th, 2019
Chris Erkel

By far Cakebread’s best wine but needs more time for tannins to calm.

By far Cakebread’s best wine but needs more time for tannins to calm.

Jan 20th, 2019
Bryan Lazorik

Dark, rich and complex. Cassie and dark berries. Yum!

Dark, rich and complex. Cassie and dark berries. Yum!

Apr 3rd, 2018
Laura Adams

Lovely Cab

Lovely Cab

Mar 28th, 2018
Dean Bernal Sr.

2014 Cakebread
Howell Mountain Monday!
Dancing Bear Ranch
Another stellar year.

2014 Cakebread
Howell Mountain Monday!
Dancing Bear Ranch
Another stellar year.

Nov 7th, 2017
Matthew Gonzalez

Very rich sweet tobacco and dried citrus peel.

Very rich sweet tobacco and dried citrus peel.

May 26th, 2016