Cakebread Reserve Chardonnay 1995

Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 16
  • white wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

The 1995 Reserve Chardonnay is the product of an outstanding growing year. Irregular weather during the setting period of the grapes in the spring made for a lighter than normal crop, harvest was late, and yields in general were down. But the resultant lengthy "hang time" for the grapes made for great quality, a year winemakers characterized as late, light, and luscious. The aromas of the wine display a combination of rich toasty vanilla and melon and pear fruit. Full-bodied and luscious in the mouth, the wine has what Bruce describes as a certain "mineral quality" which balances its subtle pineapple and lemon flavors.

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Over 30 years ago, Jack Cakebread came to photograph the Napa Valley for a book and while there, he casually mentioned his interest in one day owning a vineyard to some family friends who had a ranch in Rutherford. When he returned home that afternoon, the phone rang and it was the family friends offering to sell their property. He headed back up to the valley that same afternoon...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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