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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc 1998
Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc 1998
(search item no. 1466)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $20.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1998 Sauvignon Blanc is brilliantly clear with a very pale, light straw color. This lightness belies the wine's full fragrances and flavors. There are aromas reminiscent of mint, green kiwi fruit, and melon. On the palate, the Sauvignon Blanc's lively acidity carries flavors of tropical fruit, with hints of pineapples and, perhaps, ripe cantaloupes. There is a pleasant wisp of sweetness throughout this wine, with a note of butterscotch on the wine's finish.
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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.