2012 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"
Winery: Cakebread Cellars
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, & 4% Petit Verdot
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 25,000
KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: November 5, 2015
Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley opens black currant and plum bouquet with hints of oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, smooth and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a tasty black raspberry with notes of minerality and oak. I also detected hints of black cherry and blueberry as well. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are nicely prolonged. I would pair this with veal stew with red beets. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Our 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon boasts alluring, complex aromas of dense dark cherry, boysenberry and blackcurrant fruit supplemented by enticing toasted oak and dark chocolate scents. Rich and lush on the palate with deeply concentrated cassis, blackberry and black fig flavors, the wine culminates in a remarkably long finish showcasing ripe fruit, dark chocolate and wood spice tones framed by finely grained tannins. Seductive now for its luscious fruit, this classic Napa Valley Cabernet will evolve beautifully in bottle over the next 7-10 years.
Organic status: not organic
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