Welcome to Ken's Wine Guide

....in search of the perfect bottle of Wine!

Reviews & Ratings

2008 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"

Cakebread 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Cakebread Cellars

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, & 1% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $61

Cases produced: 15,000

KWG Score: 92 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: September 29, 2011

Wine Review: This Cabernet Sauvignon from Cakebread was the big winner in our recent Big Blind tasting of Cab's from the mid-tier price range. This offering is opaque and dark purple colored. It opens with a mild black cherry bouquet with a hint of black currant and black pepper. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and savory. The flavor profile is a rich black currant with notes of black raspberry. The panel also detected hints of black cherry and smoky oak toward the end. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are nicely prolonged. The panel suggested pairing this delicious Cab with filet mignon. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The wonderfully pure, pretty nose of our 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is redolent of warm berry cobbler, with lovely toasted boysenberry and blackberry scents joined by hints of wild cherry, loamy earth and oak vanillin. On the supple, beautifully structured palate, the wine offers rich, vibrant blackberry, plum and black cherry flavors framed by perfectly integrated tannins and a long, savory finish. Delicious now, this elegantly sumptuous Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will develop further nuance with another 5-7 years' bottle age.

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Cakebread 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Colonial Spirits of Acton. Buy Wine online
Merriam Vineyards
Rileys Rows Fall Wine Special Ad