Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.1964 ratings
8.949 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Phillip Giganti

Great mouth feel. Pulled some citrus notes, lemon lime etc... Crisp with nice earthy undertones.

Great mouth feel. Pulled some citrus notes, lemon lime etc... Crisp with nice earthy undertones.

4 people found it helpfulFeb 9th, 2013
Dave Anderson

Nice finish, earlier years were better

Nice finish, earlier years were better

2 people found it helpfulJul 12th, 2014
BurgundyFan

No sign of wood, well done

No sign of wood, well done

2 people found it helpfulJul 7th, 2014
Adam Jesberger

Cali chard, primo example. Long finish. You get exactly whats expected.

Cali chard, primo example. Long finish. You get exactly whats expected.

1 person found it helpfulOct 20th, 2015
Matty Wicksteed

Manager The Wine Cellars

8.9

Wet stone & key lime pie nose, palate is linear with a taught, one dimensional green apple acidity and classy finish

Wet stone & key lime pie nose, palate is linear with a taught, one dimensional green apple acidity and classy finish

1 person found it helpfulNov 24th, 2014
Corey Zamora, CSW

Almost too much acid, not enough body. The lack of oak was a big surprise. There are Chardonnays half this price that deliver more however

Almost too much acid, not enough body. The lack of oak was a big surprise. There are Chardonnays half this price that deliver more however

1 person found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2014
Manny Canales

Very nice with calamari.

Very nice with calamari.

Sep 24th, 2016
Mike Steffel

Great Chard!

Great Chard!

Jan 1st, 2016
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

8.5

Ok but weak on nose. Good with lunch.

Ok but weak on nose. Good with lunch.

Sep 12th, 2015