Red

2006 Cakebread Cellars Dancing Bear Ranch

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Howell Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • Vinbutler Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 19, 2018 - Exceptional. Opened an hour before drinking and developed beautifully over course of evening. Nose of chocolate, ripe black fruit. Long finish. Probably still at peak

  • WineCPA wrote: 97 points

    April 23, 2017 - At its peak but it's going to be a long peak. Just outstanding! Black cherry, cassis, leather and tar. Moderate tannins on the finish. Beautiful. Ripe upfront fruit but not a fruit bomb by any means. Good balance.

  • CDarmanin wrote:

    April 25, 2016 - bourbon steak, 2016

  • robertdtwo Likes this wine: 95 points

    November 26, 2015 - Oh. Wow. There has been some chemistry magic happening inside this bottle over the five years since our last taste! At its peak! I'm stealing this from an earlier TN, 'cos I couldn't think of words any better: "Perfect balance of acidity, tannin, and bold fruit, with subtle terroir, the flavor lingering interminably."
    I want to thank this vineyard for introducing us to Howell Mountain on our first Napa trip in 2010; those mountain berries (mostly from Cakebread, Cade, O'Shaughnessy, and Outpost) have now taken over my cellar.

  • RPerro wrote: 85 points

    September 6, 2015 - Unfortunately, I think this one saw a bit of heat damage. It was overly sweet, with rather stewed fruit.

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2010, Issue #29, In Search of California’s New and Old Schools of Terroir

    (Cabernet Sauvignon “Dancing Bear Ranch”- Cakebread Cellars) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cakebread Cellars
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Dancing Bear Ranch
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Howell Mountain
  • UPC Code 084692448005

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 752 (68%)
  • Consumed 348 (32%)

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