Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.012 ratings
9.11 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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Sipping Fine Wine

Cakebread wine offerings are among my Favs, Chard is no exception, consistent quality year/year. 95% of grapes sourced from Carneros, ‘18 saw 8 months on 1/3 new oak with about 20% of wine going through malolactic fermentation. Aromas of stone fruits, slight & honey scents. On palate complex flavors of apple, peach & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Long finish ending with fruit, wet stone and toasty character. Very nice, will benefit from short aging.

Cakebread wine offerings are among my Favs, Chard is no exception, consistent quality year/year. 95% of grapes sourced from Carneros, ‘18 saw 8 months on 1/3 new oak with about 20% of wine going through malolactic fermentation. Aromas of stone fruits, slight & honey scents. On palate complex flavors of apple, peach & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Long finish ending with fruit, wet stone and toasty character. Very nice, will benefit from short aging.

Jul 7th, 2020
Darrell

Wonderful Chardonnay. Celebrating Miranda’s final (almost) night before returning to the University of Notre Dame for her sophomore year after 5 months of COVID-19 isolation. Enjoyed with scallops and asparagus risotto.

Wonderful Chardonnay. Celebrating Miranda’s final (almost) night before returning to the University of Notre Dame for her sophomore year after 5 months of COVID-19 isolation. Enjoyed with scallops and asparagus risotto.

Aug 6th, 2020
Ryan Vento

Perfect pairing for a tomato salad ✨🍅

Perfect pairing for a tomato salad ✨🍅

Jun 23rd, 2020
Drew Shaman

2018

2018

May 17th, 2020
Michael Coscetta

One of my favorites. The 2018 is a little tight though

One of my favorites. The 2018 is a little tight though

May 14th, 2020
Ryan Frank

2018 vintage

2018 vintage

Apr 18th, 2020
Jason Southard

Jason had this a month ago

Jason had this a month ago

Jun 28th, 2020
Zach Brown

Zach had this 4 months ago

Zach had this 4 months ago

Apr 18th, 2020
Mike Sullivan

Mike had this 6 months ago

Mike had this 6 months ago

Feb 2nd, 2020
Matt

Matt had this 6 months ago

Matt had this 6 months ago

Jan 25th, 2020