Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.221 ratings
9.22 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
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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. ‘17 has elegant nose, stone fruits, citrus, floral & honey scents. On palate complex flavors of apple, peach & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Lingering finish ending with wet stone and citrus character. Had this about 9 months ago, aging well.

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. ‘17 has elegant nose, stone fruits, citrus, floral & honey scents. On palate complex flavors of apple, peach & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Lingering finish ending with wet stone and citrus character. Had this about 9 months ago, aging well.

Mar 28th, 2020
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Just tried new vintage! 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. The ‘17 has an elegant nose, stone fruits, citrus, floral & honey scents. On the palate complex flavors of apple, peach & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Lingering finish ending with wet stone and citrus character. Can age a bit but I just cannot hold on to these bottles long enough!

Just tried new vintage! 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. The ‘17 has an elegant nose, stone fruits, citrus, floral & honey scents. On the palate complex flavors of apple, peach & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Lingering finish ending with wet stone and citrus character. Can age a bit but I just cannot hold on to these bottles long enough!

Jun 25th, 2019
Isabelle Parenti

Acidity balanced well with lobster

Acidity balanced well with lobster

Jun 22nd, 2020
Ericsson

Greenish goldish on the eye. On the nose it is sweet, honey like, with scents of orange blossom and stone fruits. On the pallet, it is heavy; starts off with a burst of freshness, followed by citrus acidity, and a sweet vanilla-like medium finish. Bold and intriguing with sweet intentions. After a several hours of airtime however, the sweet intentions are converted on to fresh lusty vives...

Greenish goldish on the eye. On the nose it is sweet, honey like, with scents of orange blossom and stone fruits. On the pallet, it is heavy; starts off with a burst of freshness, followed by citrus acidity, and a sweet vanilla-like medium finish. Bold and intriguing with sweet intentions. After a several hours of airtime however, the sweet intentions are converted on to fresh lusty vives...

Jun 11th, 2020
Yutaka Hisaeda

20191112 with EM Dept. Really smooth!! Wolfgang, 200E 54st.

20191112 with EM Dept. Really smooth!! Wolfgang, 200E 54st.

Dec 31st, 2019
Andrea Watt

Pear and mineral over toasty oak. But but not bite, which I like.

Pear and mineral over toasty oak. But but not bite, which I like.

Nov 13th, 2019
Nora Scheller

Good drinking wine. Will buy again.

Good drinking wine. Will buy again.

Sep 6th, 2019
K ITO
8.7

typical fruity Chardonnay

typical fruity Chardonnay

Jun 24th, 2019
Ben Edwards

Not a big fan of the grape in CA, but a nice bottle.

Not a big fan of the grape in CA, but a nice bottle.

Jun 21st, 2019
Ryan Vento

For some reason I had been craving this for weeks so today I had to satisfy my desires. Chalky, lots of minerality, and a slight synthetic nuance 🤔 Good nonetheless.

For some reason I had been craving this for weeks so today I had to satisfy my desires. Chalky, lots of minerality, and a slight synthetic nuance 🤔 Good nonetheless.

Jun 17th, 2019