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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 86444)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $67.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Cakebread Cellars 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts enticing aromas of ripe black fruits and dark chocolate, with lush, concentrated, blackberry, black cherry and black fig flavors. A supple structure of fine tannins is well-integrated with the wine's ripe fruit and fresh acidity, leading to a finish full of rich dark chocolate and blackberry flavors. Delicious to drink now, this classic Napa Valley Cabernet should develop beautifully in bottle for another 5-7 years.
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About Cakebread Cellars:

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 to make his best offer, and Cakebread Cellars was born.

As the Cakebread family reflects upon the many profound changes in the wine industry over the last 33 years, such as innovative farming techniques and new methods of reaching out to consumers, they note that their key values have remained the same. Dedication to making the highest quality wines and a commitment to family has followed a continuum as their first small vineyard has grown into a thriving internationally distributed wine company.