Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.154 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Eric

Very enjoyable and met expectations. Tannins are sharp, fruit is medium long on the finish. Needs a few years to mellow out.

Very enjoyable and met expectations. Tannins are sharp, fruit is medium long on the finish. Needs a few years to mellow out.

Dec 16th, 2018
Hayden B. Oothout

Exceptional, well balanced Cabernet from Napa. Rather young at this point, could benefit from a few more years in the bottle. At this age, it really opens up after about an hour of air. Medium bodied with slight fruit, it’s acidic at first but that falls off after some time in glass. Not the best but this is very enjoyable!

Exceptional, well balanced Cabernet from Napa. Rather young at this point, could benefit from a few more years in the bottle. At this age, it really opens up after about an hour of air. Medium bodied with slight fruit, it’s acidic at first but that falls off after some time in glass. Not the best but this is very enjoyable!

1 person found it helpfulJun 20th, 2019
Ryan Vento

On the nose cool, ripe boysenberries, blackberries, and plums with myriad baking spices, eucalyptus, sweet pipe tobacco, and graphite. On the palate juicy blackberries and plums with cedar and licorice, all laced in voluptuous, velvety tannins.

On the nose cool, ripe boysenberries, blackberries, and plums with myriad baking spices, eucalyptus, sweet pipe tobacco, and graphite. On the palate juicy blackberries and plums with cedar and licorice, all laced in voluptuous, velvety tannins.

Oct 31st, 2020
TwiLea Fletcher

Matt.... goodies are in the back room. Yes they are.... great wine. Smooth. Jammy but in a good way.

Matt.... goodies are in the back room. Yes they are.... great wine. Smooth. Jammy but in a good way.

Oct 27th, 2020
DAL 9000

Decanted and opened for an hour. Mild bouquet of dark fruit. Initial taste of plums then a middle of mild raspberries and vanilla? Then a change to cherries on the finish. Then a quick non tannic fade to tartness.

Decanted and opened for an hour. Mild bouquet of dark fruit. Initial taste of plums then a middle of mild raspberries and vanilla? Then a change to cherries on the finish. Then a quick non tannic fade to tartness.

Oct 10th, 2020
JK Robinson

I have to rate this one again. I have maybe two sips left. It is by far my favorite and the best ever cab. It has everything - the flavors, the smoothness, the complexity. This defines what a cab should be, and it was a gift from an amazing person, which makes it so so much better. Funny how a bottle of wine can do so much

I have to rate this one again. I have maybe two sips left. It is by far my favorite and the best ever cab. It has everything - the flavors, the smoothness, the complexity. This defines what a cab should be, and it was a gift from an amazing person, which makes it so so much better. Funny how a bottle of wine can do so much

Oct 3rd, 2020
Tnasha2

Something went really wrong with their 2016 & 2017 years. I am a wine club member & have tried 2010, 2012-2017. I thought I got a bad bottle of 2016, but then the next one was the same. I was excited to get 2017 because I thought it would be correct and it did not. Go for an earlier vintage if you are going to spend the money. 2014 is my favorite right now.

Something went really wrong with their 2016 & 2017 years. I am a wine club member & have tried 2010, 2012-2017. I thought I got a bad bottle of 2016, but then the next one was the same. I was excited to get 2017 because I thought it would be correct and it did not. Go for an earlier vintage if you are going to spend the money. 2014 is my favorite right now.

Sep 25th, 2020
Matt McLean

Loved it. Very smooth and delicious

Loved it. Very smooth and delicious

Jun 28th, 2020
Jon Potter

Gorgeous wine.

Gorgeous wine.

Apr 12th, 2020
Deme Sanford

Gift from Matt & Taylor

Gift from Matt & Taylor

Feb 29th, 2020