Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Merlot

9.1284 ratings
9.017 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Top Notes For
michael sciarrotta

2009 Cake break merit
Great with filets from Ely farms
Friends and ocean breeze

2009 Cake break merit
Great with filets from Ely farms
Friends and ocean breeze

1 person found it helpfulAug 7th, 2015
Tim Powell

A nice red, good tannins and bright dark cherry and black currant throughout. Sadly, there are $20.00 bottles that are better than this $70.00 bottle. This does not live up to the price.

A nice red, good tannins and bright dark cherry and black currant throughout. Sadly, there are $20.00 bottles that are better than this $70.00 bottle. This does not live up to the price.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 11th, 2015
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

9.2

(**) Well balanced wine. Black plum, buttered toast and violet. Needed about 30 minutes to air out the alcohol, then perfect.

(**) Well balanced wine. Black plum, buttered toast and violet. Needed about 30 minutes to air out the alcohol, then perfect.

1 person found it helpfulSep 19th, 2014
Kelsey Nelson

Cakebread will always be a standby

Cakebread will always be a standby

Sep 16th, 2014
Tim Prendergast

Beverage Director Boundary Road

B8x2

B8x2

Dec 24th, 2014
Jody Scharf

Blackberry. Vanilla. Some cedar scent. And throw in rich coffee chocolate color and you have a nice Merlot.

Blackberry. Vanilla. Some cedar scent. And throw in rich coffee chocolate color and you have a nice Merlot.

Jan 1st, 2018
Erik Wochna

12' vintage

12' vintage

Dec 26th, 2017
Kevin Blix

Liked the mix of the 2006 much more.

Liked the mix of the 2006 much more.

Dec 3rd, 2017
Kevin Blix

Great wine. 2011 Switchback could not compete

Great wine. 2011 Switchback could not compete

Sep 24th, 2017
Joe Gillies

Pnp. Wife thought this was a cab.

More tannic and oaky like a cab.

Black fruits, cedar, and a touch of smoke on the palate. Still tannic and def needs a few more years.

Pnp. Wife thought this was a cab.

More tannic and oaky like a cab.

Black fruits, cedar, and a touch of smoke on the palate. Still tannic and def needs a few more years.

Sep 9th, 2017