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Cakebread
Napa Valley Chardonnay Reserve 2018
90 Points
Wine Enthusiast
October 1, 2021

Juicy, edgy and fruit-forward, this bold wine has a pronounced oak character that lingers in baking spice and vanilla. Medium bodied, it shows richness and complexity, with an opulent texture and refined tannin.

– Virginie Boone
Cakebread
Napa Valley Chardonnay Reserve 2016
90 Points
Ken's Wine Guide.com
April 23, 2020

This straw-colored Chardonnay from Cakebread opens with a mild oak and green apple bouquet with hints of lime. On the palate, this wine has a nice mouthfeel. It is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is an oak, butter and lime blend with notes of green apple. The finish is dry and its acidity lingers nicely.

– Ken Hoggins
Cakebread
Napa Valley Chardonnay Reserve 2017
90 Points
Wine Enthusiast
February 24, 2020

Barrel fermented, this robust white tastes of freshly cut pear, brioche and toasted oak, with a side note of baked apple. With a steely finish, it exudes richness through the midpalate, with hints of nutmeg and vanilla.

– Virginie Boone
Cakebread
Napa Valley Chardonnay Reserve 2017
91 Points
Jeb Dunnuck
February 4, 2020

The 2017 Chardonnay Reserve offers a more rich, buttery style that carries plenty of apple-like fruits, white currants, and honeyed citrus aromas and flavors. It’s nicely textured, has bright acidity, and a clean finish.

– Jeb Dunnuck
Cakebread
Napa Valley Chardonnay Reserve 2016
91 Points
Wine Advocate
October 1, 2019

The 2016 Chardonnay Reserve is all estate fruit from Carneros. The nose bursts from the glass with bold, gregarious guava, pineapple upside-down cake and peach cobbler notions plus nuances of clover honey, almond croissant and nutmeg. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals a beautiful satiny texture and lovely freshness supporting the fantastic intensity of exotic fruit and peach preserves layers, finishing very long and spicy.

– Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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