Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.070 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Chris McClellan

Classic Chardonnay, ripe apple fruit, creamy with lees, vanilla, baking spices....paired well with chicken and creamy gravy...

Classic Chardonnay, ripe apple fruit, creamy with lees, vanilla, baking spices....paired well with chicken and creamy gravy...

Apr 3rd, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

30+ years ago, Jack Cakebread came to photograph Napa for a book & bought a vineyard, Cakebread Cellars was born. Cakebread wine offerings are among my Favs, Chard is no exception, consistent quality year/year. ’15, an early harvest showing aromas of green fruits, citrus & honey scents. On the palate complex flavors of apple, melon & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Lingering finish ending with sweet mineral spice. Update: Had this a year ago, it’s still great & getting better now!

30+ years ago, Jack Cakebread came to photograph Napa for a book & bought a vineyard, Cakebread Cellars was born. Cakebread wine offerings are among my Favs, Chard is no exception, consistent quality year/year. ’15, an early harvest showing aromas of green fruits, citrus & honey scents. On the palate complex flavors of apple, melon & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Lingering finish ending with sweet mineral spice. Update: Had this a year ago, it’s still great & getting better now!

Nov 20th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Over 30 years ago, Jack Cakebread came to photograph Napa for a book & bought a vineyard, Cakebread Cellars was born. I always liked Cakebread’s wine offerings, Chardonnay is no exception, consistent quality year/year. This was an early harvest showing aromas of green fruits, citrus & honey scents. On the palate complex flavors of apple, melon & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Lingering finish ending with sweet mineral spice. Nice now but a few years in cellar will benefit.

Over 30 years ago, Jack Cakebread came to photograph Napa for a book & bought a vineyard, Cakebread Cellars was born. I always liked Cakebread’s wine offerings, Chardonnay is no exception, consistent quality year/year. This was an early harvest showing aromas of green fruits, citrus & honey scents. On the palate complex flavors of apple, melon & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Lingering finish ending with sweet mineral spice. Nice now but a few years in cellar will benefit.

2 people found it helpfulOct 11th, 2017
Kapyrick Wine

V15. Consistently very good. Vanilla nose. Creamy Apple and melon fruit. Clean, mineral finish. Nicely balanced.

V15. Consistently very good. Vanilla nose. Creamy Apple and melon fruit. Clean, mineral finish. Nicely balanced.

Aug 20th, 2018
Yutaka Hisaeda

180610. At NYC. With OOT.

180610. At NYC. With OOT.

Jun 11th, 2018
Vanessa D

Wet slate, mild citrus, dry - nice complement for sushi 🍣

Wet slate, mild citrus, dry - nice complement for sushi 🍣

May 12th, 2018
Jody Scharf

Delicious. What else do you want?

Delicious. What else do you want?

Apr 25th, 2018
Garrett Ahlborg

This was pretty good... went well with scallops.

This was pretty good... went well with scallops.

Apr 14th, 2018
Stacey hc

One of the only California chardonnay that I truly love. Gorgeous, balanced, easy on the oak.

One of the only California chardonnay that I truly love. Gorgeous, balanced, easy on the oak.

Feb 7th, 2018
Lorena Jordao

Wonderful!

Wonderful!

Feb 2nd, 2018