The pale straw-colored Chardonnay opens with an inviting mild pineapple and oak bouquet with a hint of lemon. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a tasty oak and pear blend with notes of pineapple and a hint of lemon. The finish is dry and drifts away nicely. This Chardonnay is very food friendly and will be a crowd pleaser.
Slowly, it reveals very pretty poached pears, apple pie and apricot scents with touches of beeswax, toasted almond and lanolin. Medium-bodied, the palate has great poise and finesse, delivering a racy backbone and loads of tight-knit stone fruit flavors, finishing long and toasty.
The 2017 Napa Valley Chardonnay from Cakebread Cellars opens with beautiful aromas of lemon zest, citrus curd, Asian pears and crushed stones along with nuances of honey and fresh white flowers all taking shape. It possesses a lovely round texture with a core of citrus flavors that are underlined by a lovely mineral character. A classic style of Napa Valley Chardonnay that is drinking beautifully today.