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Bottle Price $66.99
Year 2016
Size 750ML
Color White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country United States

Product Code: 2814181

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RATINGS: 91pts Wine Spectator; 92pts James Suckling

The Cakebreads show their commitment to quality through their years of family teamwork, their stewardship of the land, their care in growing and vinifying individual lots of grapes for each wine and their public programs for healthy living. The result is a world class winery that crafts distinctive wines and welcomes dedicated visitors year after year.

2010 was the first vintage produced entirely from estate vineyards Cuttings Wharf, Milton Road and Foster Road in the cool climate Carneros district of southern Napa Valley. These prime sites are planted to six distinctive, high quality clones of Chardonnay. The grapes were night harvested and whole cluster pressed and the juice was inoculated with cultured and native yeast strains to foster greater complexity and a refreshing minerality. The juice was then fermented, 35% in new French oak barrels. Due to its perfect natural balance, it did not undergo malolactic fermentation. 15 months of barrel aging on its lees with periodic stirring further refined its round, creamy texture, vibrant, varietally expressive aromas and rich, concentrated flavors.

Tasting Notes: Wine Spectator 91 points- Showing subtlety and finesse, this is understated in every aspect, from the delicate white peach, nectarine and light honeydew melon flavors to the dash of spicy oak. An alluring wine that gains depth with each sip. Drink now through 2021. 5,000 cases made. JL.June/2017

James Suckling 92 points- A fuller style of chardonnay with lots of cooked apple, pear and plenty of cream and lemon undertones. Flavorful and bright. Drink now..March/2017
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