Cakebread Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018 - The Grape Tray

Cakebread Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018

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Cakebread Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018
$36.95

SKU 193

750ml

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Winery Notes:

This wine opens with aromas of ripe golden apple, white peach, and notes of oak. On the palate, apple and pear characters are balanced by fresh acidity, and the finish is clean, with appealing mineral notes. This is a versatile pairing wine—we love it with fresh salads, grilled scallops, and nearly any selection of cheeses.

Category White Wine
Varietal
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Cakebread
Alcohol/vol 13.7%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2018 Chardonnay comes 95% from Carneros and 5% from Napa Valley. Barrel fermented in 33% new oak, it spent eight months on the lees, and 18% went through malolactic. It was bottled June 1, 2019. 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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 31, 2019
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Jeb DunnuckAnother good white is the 2018 Chardonnay, which offers a classy bouquet of honeyed apples and citrus to go with a medium-bodied, nicely textured, balanced style on the palate. Drink it over the coming 2-4 years.

January 31, 2020