About Cakebread 2021 Chardonnay, Napa Valley
This is indeed a rare treat. Highly allocated Cakebread Chardonnay is one of the most popular wines in the country. We were able to acquire a small quantity for our Wine Express customers. Always a huge hit, grapes come primarily from their vineyards in Carneros and begin with night harvesting, which ensures the grapes are picked cold and retain their fruit purity and bright natural acidity. After a short drive to the winery the fruit is whole-cluster-pressed further preserving freshness and purity. The juice is then transferred into French oak barrels to ferment. In order to achieve maximum fruit expression, the wine is aged on primary yeast lees for eight months with intermittent stirring of the lees to enhance texture and boost complexity. Extremely limited!
Aromas of ripe green and golden apple, accented by fresh white peach and light oak notes. Across the palate, this golden wine is silken in texture with flavors of apple, citrus and pear balanced by refreshing acidity. The long finish is clean, with underlying hints of minerality, vanilla and lemon.