Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 123746
  • WS88
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

The startlingly fresh, vivid aromas of the 2012 Sauvignon Blanc literally leap out of the glass, redolent of just-cut white grapefruit, bracing gooseberry, lime and kiwi, and ripe honeydew melon, with subordinate spice and vanilla scents. On the medium-bodied palate, the wine's ripe grapefruit, guava, melon, green apple and mineral flavors are remarkably rich, intense, concentrated and vibrant, with a long, full finish packed with fresh fruit and mineral/chalky (a la White Bordeaux) tones.

This is Cakebread's 38th vintage of Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, and it's a doozy, unquestionably one of their best. Savor it as an ideal aperitif wine and with your favorite salad, seafood, poultry and pasta dishes.

Blend: 87% Sauvignon Blanc, 9% Semillon, 4% Sauvignon Musque

Critical Acclaim

"Crisp and refreshing, with lemon verbena, lime, lemon zest, green apple and pear flavors that are harmonious and juicy on a light, elegant body. Drink now."
88 Points

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Rating:
(2/28/2014)
Style: Light & Crisp
tangy and delicious
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Brigid Stanley - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/14/2013)
Style: Light & Crisp
Delightful, light, and crisp with Meyer lemon aromas and clean finish
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Learn About Cakebread Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Napa Valley

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...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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