Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Received as a gift from a close friend. Thanks Irene Matz!

Prices vary depending on the retailer but on the pricier side ($50-$80)

Cakebread Website

Aaron: Let this wine breathe in the glass for a while; I didn’t experience it’s true flavors until a few sips in.  The smell was bold with strong notes of fruit and earth, very similar to some French wines, and was complemented with a light nuttiness.  The taste was good but I admit I might be influenced by the price tag on this one.  The smooth flavor was almost bitter early on (though it mellowed out after a while).  It was full with an almond sensation but did not feature extensive fruits as I would expect from a Napa wine.  There were noticeable tannins which were a little too strong in my opinion but the finish was great.  If you want to impress someone, bring them this – the name will certainly win points.  89 points.

Teri: The name of Cakebread is bound to win some points with those in the wine industry, although this bottle didn’t win any additional points with me. The nose was my favorite part and I would classify it as “pretty” having a wonderful blend of floral and red berry aromas. The wine itself was not too heavy and not too light but still left me wanting a bit more. I would classify it as medium bodied with a full and smooth flavor but carries stronger tannins that are fully noticeable. Nice blend of earth and fruit flavors but not worth the price this bottle goes for. 86 points  


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