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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Cakebread Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Cakebread Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 121034)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $109.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

True to its mountain provenance, the 2004 Dancing Bear Cabernet Sauvignon boasts intense, complex, high-toned aromas of Bing cherry, brambleberry and spicy dark plum fruit mingled with enticing floral, sage, tobacco, chocolate, earth and mineral scents. Incredibly pure and focused on the palate, its beautifully structured wild cherry, ripe fig, spicy black fruit and dark chocolate flavors reveal a pronounced minerality in the wine's long, persistent finish. Delicious now with grilled steaks, venison, and hearty stews, this wonderfully rich, complex, chiseled mountain Cabernet Sauvignon will handsomely repay long-term cellaring.
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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.