Beautiful notes of creme de cassis, graphite, tobacco and ground herbs swirl in this dense, medium to full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is loaded with mouthwatering black fruit preserves framed by chewy tannins and finishing with an intriguing herbal lift. The perfect pairing for anything from filet mignon to roasted portobellos.
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.
The scent of ruby red grapefruit opens the complex array of aromatics, followed by hazelnuts, a hint of talc and hot wet pavement. These follow on the palate, which is sparkly, zesty, citrusy, spritely and acidic. Light oaking for five months gives good texture. A white that longs to be paired with shellfish or cheese.