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Bottle Price: $114.00
Bin: 653
Name: Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2016
Region: Napa Valley AVA, California
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer: Cakebread Cellars
Country: United States
Rating: 91 Points-James Suckling; 90 Points-Wine Advocate

Tasting Notes: 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.
Galaxy Notes: Aged 18 months in 60% new French oak. The grapes for our 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, a Bordeaux-style blend of 83% cabernet sauvignon, 9% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot, came from top vineyards throughout the valley’s finest cabernet sauvignon appellations, including 56% from our own estate vines. Each lot of our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 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. In 2013, the component wines aged six months in French oak barrels, 60% new, before being blended in April, 2014. The final blend spent another 12 months in barrel before bottling in April, 2015.
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