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 this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon come from a selection of Cakebread Cellars Estate ranches and superior family-owned vineyards located throughout the valley’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon appellations. Long-term relationships with growers ensure an annual supply of top-quality fruit from diverse sites. This allows the crafting of a stylistically consistent and complex 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 climates. Each year, the winemaking team ferments dozens of different small lots of Cabernet, assessing each one in order to select the very best lots for this classic Napa Valley red. Each individual lot of fruit was hand-harvested at night to preserve freshness and varietal intensity. Given the diverse sizes of the stainless steel tanks used for fermentation, each lot can be precisely matched to the appropriately sized fermenter in order to best express the character of the individual block of fruit. Separately harvested, fermented and barrel-aged before blending, each lot also is also cold-soaked for two days prior to fermentation to foster early extraction of color, flavor and tannin 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.

92 Points

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2015 vintage
90 Points

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2013 vintage
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tasting note

Pretty aromas of ripe boysenberry, dark cherry and cassis, coupled with scents of sweet oak and herbal spice, introduce plush, deeply concentrated, black fruit flavors bolstered by bright acidity and well-structured tannins. This classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a long, lovely finish featuring savory fruit, spice and mineral tones. Delicious now, it will age gracefully in bottle for another 7-10 years.

food pairing

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

points of distinction

  • Grapes come from a selection of Cakebread Cellars Estate ranches and superior family-owned vineyards located throughout the valley’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon appellations
  • Each lot is harvested, 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, 57% new, for optimal elegance and complexity
  • about the grape +
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“Our emphasis on fruit quality captures the expression of blackberry and black cherry in the wine.”

– Stephanie Jacobs, Winemaker

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