Cakebread Cellars was born over 30 years ago when founder Jack Cakebread came to Napa Valley to photograph it for a book and ended up buying a ranch! Their first vintage--157 cases of 1973 Chardonnay - was just the beginning. Today Cakebread continues the tradition of making iconic wines from vineyard properties located up and down the Napa Valley.
This Chardonnay opens with fresh, creamy aromas of ripe pear, apple and citrus, with light butter, yeast and spicy oak tones adding complexity. The wine’s rich, focused, green apple, melon and guava flavors are nicely balanced by fresh acidity and a piquant mineral tone. Both mouthfilling and elegant, this quintessential Napa Valley Chardonnay is delectable now, but it will develop even greater complexity with another 5-8 years’ bottle age.