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2010 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"

Cakebread 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Cakebread Cellars

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, & 1% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: 20,000

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: December 14, 2013

Wine Review: This opaque and India ink colored Cabernet from Cakebread opens with black currant and blackberry bouquet with hints of old leather and oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and savory. The flavor profile is a mineral infused plum with notes of blackberry, black pepper, sage and old oak. The finish is dry and its moderate dusty tannins and minerality linger for quite some time. I would pair this Cab with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon offers wonderfully fragrant, complex aromas of ripe blackberry and boysenberry fruit augmented by complementary scents of loam, spice-box, dark chocolate and toasty oak. Beautifully balanced and richly textured on the palate, its concentrated black cherry, wild berry, cassis and mocha flavors are supported by supple tannins and extend into a long, chocolate-y finish. The product of a cool growing season, this rich, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon is delicious now, but will develop greater nuance with another 5-7 years of cellaring.

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