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2011 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay "Reserve"

Cakebread 2011 Reserve Chardonnay

Winery: Cakebread Cellars

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Carneros

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 3,000

KWG Score: 89.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: June 8, 2014

Wine Review: This white gold colored Chardonnay is a classic California style. It opens with an inviting mild apple bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and savory. The flavor profile is a tasty oak infused red apple with notes of Bosc pear. I also detected hints of butter cream. The finish is dry and its flavors linger and last for quite some time. This Chard is food friendly and would pair will lobster and butter. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our sumptuous 2011 Chardonnay Reserve offers creamy, complex aromas of lemon custard, ripe golden apple and white peach, complemented by subordinate notes of jasmine, buttercream, light yeast and oak toast. Round and creamy on the palate, with deeply concentrated peach, apple and melon flavors, the wine picks up zesty citrus, spice and mineral tones in the long, elegant finish. This big, beautifully balanced Chardonnay is delicious now, but it will handsomely reward another 5-7 years’ aging. Pair with salmon, swordfish, veal and light pork, bouillabaisse or cream bisques.

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