2016 Cakebread Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Napa Valley

$137.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

This is a big, intense wine worth slow savoring. The fruit runs deep and dark, touched by gravel and dark chocolate as it rolls over an opulent palate to a dense and powerful finish. Firm tannin gives it the structure for age, but it’s already an elegant delight with a char-broiled steak or decadent chocolate cake.

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.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Stephanie Jacobs
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
22 Months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak, 63% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Oakville
Vineyard:
Vine Hill Ranch
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
14.9%
SKU #:
1044744
Size:
750 ml Bottle