Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.025 ratings
9.12 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
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
Doug Adams

2018

2018

Nov 1st, 2020
Jon Lucente

Fantastic Chardonnay. Fruity flavors. Strong Finish and very light for a Chardonnay.

Fantastic Chardonnay. Fruity flavors. Strong Finish and very light for a Chardonnay.

Oct 24th, 2020
Doug Adams

2018

2018

Oct 17th, 2020
Daniel McCullough

Just an excellent, precise Chardonnay

Just an excellent, precise Chardonnay

Oct 4th, 2020
K L
9.1

Very light and pleasant!

Very light and pleasant!

Aug 29th, 2020
Martyn Etherington

Better than the reserve.

Better than the reserve.

Aug 24th, 2020
Mark Mannebach

Just a great Napa Chardonnay. All around smooth with notes honey lemon and pear.

Just a great Napa Chardonnay. All around smooth with notes honey lemon and pear.

Aug 9th, 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