Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Our 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon grabs the taster's attention immediately with enticingly fresh, fruit-forward aromas of black currant, blackberry and boysenberry, joined by seductive chocolate and roast coffee scents. Beautifully structured on the palate, it boasts intense, concentrated, dark berry and cassis flavors balanced by supple, well-knit tannins and a long, flavorful finish with fine acidity and savory mocha tones. Delightful to drink now, this rich, elegant Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will blossom fully with another 5 to 7 years of bottle age.
The Wine Advocate - "The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is among the finest "regular" Cabernet Sauvignons I have tasted from Cakebread. It exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, stunning purity, subtle notes of smoke, black currants, blackberries, spring flowers and toast, good acidity and ripe tannin. This full-bodied yet graceful, deep, silky Cabernet Sauvignon is already irresistible, but it will provide provocative and complex drinking for 15-20 years. This benchmark winery has again turned out some impressive wines."
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. View all Cakebread Wines
About Napa ValleyView a map of Napa Valley wineries
It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard lands were scooped up and vines were planted throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, from large conglomerates to small boutiques to cult classics. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux Blends. Whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just granted an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review44.1 out of 5 stars
20 ratings, 7 with email@example.com - Minneapolis, MN56/10/2011410/9/201244/21/201243/24/2012adjust88 - Huntington Station, NY33/18/2012Laura Cox - Monroe, LA52/1/201251/14/201251/11/2012Yes it is good and you expect it at this price point.JRP - Belton, TX41/3/2012
Great value and awesome cab for 2007. We love it as Cakebread pays attention to what they do. You pay more but can expect quality51/3/2012
- Big & Bold
Fabulous, Smooth, fruity. My guests raved about it511/17/2011Laid it Down210/18/2011JoeyJoey - Ambler, PA210/27/2011
- Smooth & Supple
Not worth the cash. Only rated a 92, why twice as expensive as other 92s? Because they are riding on name for this one. I bought a few of these, couldnt tell the difference with $30 bottles. Need to eat with a nice steak, not casually by itself.58/12/2011Can't go wrong, just have to pay the priceRed w/Attitude - Miami, FL46/29/2011Napa Native - Napa, CA54/16/2011
- Big & Bold
Got to love this wine. I buy it every vintage and this is another great one. Wine.com is the best place to buy this wine because it is hard to find in your local stores. If you have thought about buying Cakebread in the past better order quick because it never lasts long on Wine.com.
- Big & Bold
- Pair With
- Beef > BBQ