Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: America / California / Napa Valley

The grapes for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon come from top vineyards throughout the valley’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon appellations, including estate vines. Securing fruit from multiple, diverse sites enables the crafting of a rich, yet elegant Cabernet marrying the lush black fruit and sturdy tannins typical of the valley’s warmer northern districts with the bright fruit and acidity characteristic of its cooler southern climes. Each year, winemaker Julianne Laks vinifies dozens of different lots of Cabernet, assessing each one repeatedly in order to select only the very best lots for the final blend. Each lot is separately harvested, fermented and barrel aged before blending. Each is also cold‐soaked for two days prior to fermentation to foster early color, flavor and tannin extraction from the skins. Tank size, yeast strain, fermentation temperature and barrel type are specifically tailored to the fruit character of each lot. The component wines age for six months in French oak barrels before blending and the final blend spends another 12 months in barrel before bottling.

90 Points

Wine & Spirits

2013 vintage
91 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2013 vintage
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tasting note

Dense, concentrated aromas of ripe boysenberry, blackberry, dark plum and cassis, with a hint of spice, preface intense, deeply concentrated, blackberry, blackcurrant and dark cherry flavors, culminating in a long finish shot through with a blackberry fruitiness. With a superb balance of rich fruit, bright acidity and polished tannins, this Cabernet drinks beautifully upon release but develops even greater allure with another 7‐10 years’ bottle age.

food pairing

An excellent companion to beef, rich pork dishes and game.

points of distinction

  • Grapes come from top vineyard sites in Napa Valley’s warmer northern districts, characterized by lush black fruit and sturdy tannins, as well as sites in the cooler southern climates which lend bright fruit and acidity
  • Each lot fermented and matured separately to ensure utmost fruit and terroir expression before blending
  • Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon spends 18 months in French Oak, 59% new, for optimal elegance and complexity
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“Our emphasis on fruit quality captures the expression of blackberry and black cherry in the wine.”

– Julianne Laks, Winemaker

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