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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Cakebread Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cakebread Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 109959)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $109.00

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

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2007 Dancing Bear displays the intriguing dance of intensity and elegance that has become this mountain wine's trademark. High-toned aromas of freshly crushed boysenberries, dark cherries and forest-floor spice (imagine walking in a pine forest after a light summer rainfall) introduce a big, dense, tightly wound palate packed with marvelously rich and concentrated black cherry, boysenberry and blackberry flavors, which are enhanced by savory clove, cocoa and vanilla tones. Beautifully structured and with great reserves of intense fruit supported by round, beautifully integrated tannins, this dramatic mountain red will delight wine lovers now and over the next decade.
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About Cakebread:

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.