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2016 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay "Napa Valley"

Cakebread 2016 Napa Valley Chardonnay

Winery: Cakebread Cellars

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $38

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: August 27, 2018

Wine Review: This pale straw colored Chardonnay from Cakebread opens with a lemon and oak bouquet with a hint of green apple. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and approachable. The flavor profile is a tasty moderate oak influenced green apple with notes of gentle minerality. I also detected hints of butter and a touch of lemon verbena towards the end. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. The Chard is bound to be a crowd pleaser and popular glass pour at nice restaurant. I would pair it with chicken cordon bleu. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Bright, creamy, golden apple, white peach, pear and melon aromas, with hints of mineral, yeast and oak spice, introduce rich, full-bodied, apple, pear and melon flavors that persist throughout a lingering finish refreshed by vibrant citrus and mineral tones. Our 2016 Napa Valley Chardonnay is a treat now, but it will develop even greater complexity and appeal with 5-7 years' aging.

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