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2014 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay "Reserve"

Winery: Cakebread Cellars

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Carneros

State or country: CA

Price: $56

Cases produced: 4,000

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: June 21, 2017

Wine Review: This bright light straw colored Chardonnay from Cakebread opens with a fragrant green apple and pineapple bouquet with a hint of butterscotch. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty Anjou pear and pineapple blend with notes of integrated minerality and oak. We also detected some hints of lemon mixed in as well. The finish is dry and its flavors and acidity drift away nicely. The Panel thought this Chard was food friendly and would pair nicely with a roasted garlic chicken or chicken piccata. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Our 2014 Chardonnay Reserve offers seductively fresh, creamy aromas of golden apple and Asian pear fruit nicely complemented by notes of creme brulee, vanilla and mineral. Rich and full on the palate, the wine reveals a core of deeply concentrated spiced apple, melon and citrus flavors that maintain their intensity throughout a long, mineral-tinged finish. Boasting deep reserves of fruit coupled with exemplary balance, our Chardonnay Reserve is delicious now, but will age beautifully in bottle for another 5-7 years.

Organic status: not organic

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