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Cakebread Reserve Chardonnay 2009

Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
  • WS 89
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Winemaker Notes

The 2009 Napa Valley Reserve Chardonnay delights the olfactory sense with beautifully ripe golden apple, citrus and tropical fruit aromas, complemented by seductive scents of buttercream, yeast and mineral. On the palate, the wine is wonderfully lush and mouthfilling, with rich, creamy, spiced apple, peach and melon flavors; yet, it is also wonderfully fresh, focused and balanced, reflecting the cool 2009 vintage. With deeply concentrated fruit and vibrant acidity, this luxurious Napa Valley Chardonnay will age beautifully in bottle for another 5-7 years.

Critical Acclaim

WS 89
Wine Spectator

Intense and deep, with toasty oak giving a mild butterscotch edge and smoothness to the ripe pear and apple flavors. Ends with a pithy citrus peel note, then gains more depth and dimension. Best from 2013 through 2023.


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Cakebread, Napa Valley, California
Over 30 years ago, Jack Cakebread came to photograph the Napa Valley for a book and while there, he casually mentioned his interest in one day owning a vineyard to some family friends who had a ranch in Rutherford. When he returned home that afternoon, the phone rang and it was the family friends offering to sell their property. He headed back up to the valley that same afternoon to make his best offer, and... View More