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2009 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"

Cakebread 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Cakebread Cellars

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc & 3% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: 15,000

KWG Score: 89.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: January 5, 2013

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark ruby colored Cabernet from Cakebread opens with a new leather and black raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, fruit forward and juicy. The flavor profile is a ripe red currant and plum blend with notes of black pepper and hints of mild old oak. The finish is dry and its big and dusty old oak tannins are very extended. This Cab would pair well with pork tenderloin with a fig chutney. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Fragrant boysenberry, blackberry, dark cherry, cassis and Mission fig aromas comprise the fresh, fruitful nose of our 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The first sip of the wine reveals a big, boldly structured Cabernet with deeply concentrated black fruit flavors and intriguing dusty, loamy and mineral-y tones that add wonderful dimension and complexity. Boasting an undercurrent of soft, plush fruit that will emerge further with aging, this sophisticated, yet approachable Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will reward another 5-7 years' cellaring.

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