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Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Reserve 2011

Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Reserve 750ml 2011     
Sku: 1826045

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2010 was the first vintage produced entirely from estate vineyards Cuttings Wharf, Milton Road and Foster Road in the cool-climate Carneros district of southern Napa Valley. These prime sites are planted to six distinctive, high-quality clones of Chardonnay. The grapes were night harvested and whole-cluster pressed and the juice was inoculated with cultured and native yeast strains to foster greater complexity and a refreshing minerality. The juice was then fermented, 35% in new French oak barrels. Due to its perfect natural balance, it did not undergo malolactic fermentation. 15 months of barrel aging on its lees with periodic stirring further refined its round, creamy texture, vibrant, varietally expressive aromas and rich, concentrated flavors.

Tasting notes
This wine shows creamy, yeasty, butterscotch, ripe peach and yellow apple fruit aromas, with nutmeg and cinnamon spice notes from the aging in French oak barrels. With full-bodied, round, rich and creamy-lush apple, peach and creme brulee flavors on the palate, the wine displays refreshing mineral traces, and a long, lively finish with bright acidity and a hint of citrus zest. This structured, sumptuous wine should age for another 5-7 years in bottle.

Rating
 Wine Advocate 87 points (Oct 2013)
Dominated more by smoky hazelnut characteristics, the richer, fuller 2011 Chardonnay Reserve is medium-bodied and best drunk over the next 3-4 years.

Food pairing
Pair with salmon, swordfish, veal and light pork, bouillabaisse or cream bisques.

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Region: California
Sub-Region: Napa County
Appellation: Napa Valley
Grape Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: Still wine
 
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