Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: America / California / Napa Valley

The wine is a blend of grapes sourced from top vineyards throughout Napa Valley’s finest appellations, over half from Estate vineyards. Fruit from multiple, diverse microclimates is used to craft a rich, yet elegant wine that marries the lush black fruit and sturdy tannins of the valley’s warmer northern districts with the bright fruit and crisp acidity of its cooler southern reaches. Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec are included in the blend to create a classic Bordeaux-style cépage showcasing the rich, ripe fruit flavors for which Napa Valley is renowned. This wine is a blend of dozens of different grape lots harvested, crushed, fermented and barrel-aged separately. Each lot is cold-soaked for 2 days before fermentation to enhance extraction of color and flavor. Tank size, yeast strain, fermentation temperature and barrel type are tailored to each lot's fruit character. Some of the wines undergo extended maceration (fermented wine stays on the skins for several weeks to extract flavor and soften tannins) while others are pressed off their skins immediately. Each lot is aged 6 months in French oak barrels, 35% new. After the lots are blended, the wine ages for an additional 12 months in barrel before bottling.

Four Stars

Quarterly Review of Wines

2013 vintage
91 Points

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2013 vintage
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tasting note

Luxurious dark cherry, boysenberry, blackcurrant and black fig aromas, with scents of oak toast and dark chocolate introduce layers of rich, deeply concentrated, yet elegant flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, fig, currant and fresh cherry. The wine’s vibrant acidity, supple, seamlessly integrated tannins and impeccable balance contribute to a round, plush mouthfeel, leading to a long, savory finish marrying rich boysenberry fruit, French oak spice and a hint of dark chocolate. Remarkably delicious young, this classic Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon will develop 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

  • A classic Bordeaux blend
  • Grapes come from top vineyards (over 50% estate) throughout Napa Valley for complex richness and elegance
  • Each lot fermented and matured separately to ensure utmost fruit and terroir expression before blending
  • about the grape +
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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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