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2005 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 104
ikkaariainen Likes this wine: (92 points)
May 21, 2016 - Drinking extremely well right now - a beautiful, softening, complex, mature and balanced Napa cab from a very reputable vineyard and given how well it is drinking right now this wine is quite a good QPR at our price point. Decanted for about 30 minutes at the Red Stag in Asheville NC and this paired beautifully with both a locally grown and grass fed rib eye steak and elk loin. Dark purple, now medium bodied, excellent mouth feel, very well balanced with soft but still present tannins, no off tones at all and a reasonably long aftertaste. Mature and peaked - I recommend drinking up holdings within the next 1-2 years. Soft muted but complex nose of oak, plum, blueberry and a hint of burnt sugar and well balanced very classic primary flavors of osk, plum, cassis and later on the palate more warm earth and almost chocolatey notes. Definitely recommend this wine.
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.
Pro Reviews 1
By Linda Murphy
(Cakebread, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.
- 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
- Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
- In Cellars 1,704 (58%)
- Consumed 1,212 (42%)