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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Cakebread Reserve Chardonnay 2001
Cakebread Reserve Chardonnay 2001
(search item no. 75785)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $53.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 86 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is a distinctive Chardonnay of intense aromatic complexity, with fragrant varietal aromas of white, citrus and tropical fruits offset by slightly spicy, toasty notes. These complex impressions are confirmed on the palate, supported by a firm yet elegant structure and rich, buttery texture balanced by a sustaining acidity. The finish is long, full and creamy, with pronounced ripe fruit notes and a suggestion of vanilla.
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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.