Red

2005 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 103

  • MAXIMUM SATISFACTION wrote: (91 points)

    March 17, 2016 - Pretty faded but still enjoyable. Light amounts of blueberry, black cherry, toasted vanilla, and graphite. Still a little tannic grip on the finish but no need to hold.

  • VinoDiver Likes this wine: (91 points)

    June 14, 2015 - Showing nice secondary cab notes, fine tannins, and good fruit. this bottle was in really good place.

  • Mike1947 Likes this wine:

    April 25, 2015 - Decanted for about 6 hours and it was great! Enjoyed it and will enjoy the
    Next one also!

  • DRK III Likes this wine: (90 points)

    April 24, 2015 - Upon first opening the nose was entirely restrained. Decanting 1 hour helped a lot. Deep ruby, almost black in color. Blackberry, cassis, and dark chocolate. Full bodied, not overly extracted, lots of oak. Not overly complex, but nicely put together with well integrated acid and tannin. A little heat from the alcohol on the finish, but not a turn off.

  • oldwines Does not like this wine: (87 points)

    January 10, 2015 - Dark opaque garnet. Smells very odd...starts off with dried figs or dates, cranberry, oak, alcohol and spice. Seems out of balance to me. In fairness I did not decant this and it may have needed it. The flavors seem very mixed up and muddied. Heavy oak and vanilla on the palate with a strange mix of dried dark and tart fruits. Seems even higher than the listed 14.5% ABV. Very modern styled.

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  • By Linda Murphy
    6/22/2008 (link)

    (Cakebread, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cakebread Cellars
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 848803000205

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,724 (59%)
  • Consumed 1,173 (40%)

Food Pairing

cheese, pate., polenta, Pork belly

Who Likes This Wine

92% Like It  24 votes