This is world class Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon folks. With a handful of years of aging on it, this beauty is drinking perfectly! With grapes sourced from a handful of vineyards in Oakville, Rutherford and Calistoga, the combination of various microclimates impart bold fruit intensity, with layers of complexity. The wine opens with aromas of blackberry, blueberry and a touch of mocha. Dark fruit characteristics follow on the palate, balanced with fresh acidity and lush tannin. Classic!
Neither a cake, nor a bread. The winery got its start when Jack Cakebread took an unassuming trip to wine country to photograph the area for a book. Within a few days, Cakebread Winery was already taking shape. It’s been a wild ride over the last forty years for the valley pioneers. Visitors to the winery with an interest in wine as a part of healthy living are on the upswing. While times are ‘a changing,’ the winery’s premise remains unshakable; to produce memorable, food friendly wines that speak of their distinctive terroir. Visitors to the Rutherford estate experience the wine, and if they are lucky, a glimpse of Dolores Cakebread’s famed gardens. This is where the good life was imagined, and here it’s eagerly shared.