If you have had the opportunity to visit Napa Valley and have driven on Highway 29 you know it is a scenic drive filled with winery after winery. One of the most iconic wineries on this drive is none other than the beautiful Cakebread Cellars. The winery was first built back in 1973 in beautiful wine country and released 157 cases of Chardonnay. The Cakebread Cellars winery has come along way since then with now over hundreds of thousands of cases. With a recently remolded tasting room and breathtaking grounds in Napa Valley, a wine tasting experience will be very memorable.
Cakebread Cellars has become one of Napa Valleys most recognizable wines throughout the growth of wine country. With the winery’s growth over the years it is known for producing high quality wine. The Cakebread Chardonnay varietal has become one of my all time favorites with it’s aromas of citrus and a refreshing light palette. This Chardonnay is fermented in 100% French Oak for an eight month period. With 18% malolactic fermentation, this Chardonnay has a great balance and medium acidity.
Just a few short years after Cakebread Cellars was established, in 1976 they released their first Cabernet Sauvignon varietal. This Cabernet Sauvignon is truly an outstanding wine with bold aromas of dark fruit and strong earthy notes. There is a soft finish on the palette and medium to high acidity and tannins. With 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, and 4% Cabernet Franc, this wine is a delicious combination of Napa Valley grapes. I am very much looking forward to sipping this wine with some food pairings for the upcoming holidays!
All in all Cakebread Cellars is a winery that you definitely need to check out and enjoy. Whether you are able to make it to the winery or pick up their wines from your local grocery store, I know you will enjoy!