Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.049 ratings
9.15 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
Hermes Cuello

High expectations but it was disappointing, end up being an OK wine, nothing special

High expectations but it was disappointing, end up being an OK wine, nothing special

Sep 8th, 2021
"Odedi"

This is a very nice Chardonnay from Napa Valley. Well-balanced and easy drinking.

Showing citrus, lemons, apples, pears, light spices, minerals, oak and light vanilla.

Showing a nice mouthfeel with nice complexity.

This is a nice surprise as it is not too much in your face kind of wine, which is what I expected.

Will age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

I had it by the lake. Delicious all by itself.

Aged in French oak barrels (33% new) for 8 months.

13.7% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

This is a very nice Chardonnay from Napa Valley. Well-balanced and easy drinking.

Showing citrus, lemons, apples, pears, light spices, minerals, oak and light vanilla.

Showing a nice mouthfeel with nice complexity.

This is a nice surprise as it is not too much in your face kind of wine, which is what I expected.

Will age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

I had it by the lake. Delicious all by itself.

Aged in French oak barrels (33% new) for 8 months.

13.7% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

Jul 23rd, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Had another ‘18, 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, aging well.

Had another ‘18, 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, aging well.

Jun 20th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Just tried another ‘18. 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, aging well.

Just tried another ‘18. 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, aging well.

Apr 17th, 2021
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.

Sep 26th, 2020
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
TwiLea Fletcher

08/17/21
Damn, Neal. August is half over….
Very refreshing Chardonnay. A touch of grapefruit and lemon on the kick back.

08/17/21
Damn, Neal. August is half over….
Very refreshing Chardonnay. A touch of grapefruit and lemon on the kick back.

Aug 17th, 2021
Vanessa

Sunset happy hour with #cakebread Napa Valley, Chardonnay.

Love the warmth of the sun on my skin and the easy-drinking deliciousness of this wine.
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With
@Deked1

Sunset happy hour with #cakebread Napa Valley, Chardonnay.

Love the warmth of the sun on my skin and the easy-drinking deliciousness of this wine.
#tgif

With
@Deked1

Aug 14th, 2021
Joe Gillies

Always a solid choice. Apple juice aromas. Apple, pear, vanilla, and some lemon/citrus notes. Well balanced.

Always a solid choice. Apple juice aromas. Apple, pear, vanilla, and some lemon/citrus notes. Well balanced.

Jul 1st, 2021
Norman Gennaro

Was a restaurant order and it worked

Was a restaurant order and it worked

Jun 20th, 2021