About Cakebread 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Grapes come from top vineyard sites in Napa Valley’s warmer northern districts, characterized by lush black fruit and sturdy tannins, as well as sites in the cooler southern climates which lend bright fruit and acidity. Each year, winemaker Julianne Laks vinifies dozens of different lots of Cabernet, assessing each one repeatedly in order to select only the very best lots for the final blend. This 2014 is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 59% new. Cellar Tracker weighs this in at 92 points and the International Wine Report aslo scored it 92 saying "The 2014 Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a fantastic showing in this vintage, which consists of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. It immediately bursts open to seductive aromas of ripe blackberries and dark currants, which are woven together with spices, cinnamon, loam and mocha nuances all soaring from the glass. On the palate this is full-bodied and voluptuous, with incredible depth and concentration, as it delivers layers of ripe dark fruits and spices, which build up to the long, opulent finish. While this is already drinking remarkably well, it also possesses fantastic aging potential."