Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2365 ratings
9.310 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Boris Mathiszik

Classic Napa. Fruit forward and smooth. Cassis. And good structure.

Classic Napa. Fruit forward and smooth. Cassis. And good structure.

1 person found it helpfulJul 2nd, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

As I opened a bottle of their 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 18 months in French oak (54% new), I see a deep ruby red with focused aromas of black fruit and complex spice. The palate shows focused sweet ripe dark fruit, black currants and black raspberry, with savory oak, leather and cacao. The wine is well balanced, nicely developed round tannins, great structure for getting better in a few years. This is an approachable wine, perfect to drink now as well as for future aging, but why wait?

As I opened a bottle of their 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 18 months in French oak (54% new), I see a deep ruby red with focused aromas of black fruit and complex spice. The palate shows focused sweet ripe dark fruit, black currants and black raspberry, with savory oak, leather and cacao. The wine is well balanced, nicely developed round tannins, great structure for getting better in a few years. This is an approachable wine, perfect to drink now as well as for future aging, but why wait?

May 8th, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

As I opened a bottle of their 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 18 months in French oak (54% new), I see a deep ruby red with focused aromas of black fruit and complex spice. The palate shows focused sweet ripe dark fruit, black currants and black raspberry, with savory oak, leather and cacao. The wine is well balanced, nicely developed round tannins, great structure for getting better in a few years. This is an approachable wine, perfect to drink now as well as for future aging, but why wait?

As I opened a bottle of their 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 18 months in French oak (54% new), I see a deep ruby red with focused aromas of black fruit and complex spice. The palate shows focused sweet ripe dark fruit, black currants and black raspberry, with savory oak, leather and cacao. The wine is well balanced, nicely developed round tannins, great structure for getting better in a few years. This is an approachable wine, perfect to drink now as well as for future aging, but why wait?

May 3rd, 2016
Christian Gourdin

Luscious fruit

Luscious fruit

Sep 4th, 2015
Maarten 't Hooft

Still strong bouquet and tannins.

Still strong bouquet and tannins.

Feb 26th, 2022
Henry Fuseler

1/2022. Nice smooth Cab. Feels good on the palate.

1/2022. Nice smooth Cab. Feels good on the palate.

Jan 31st, 2022
Alexandre Pagliano

Dark robe with plums, tobacco and herbs notes. Really good cab that is not overdone and has lots of charm. Probably better in 4 or 5 years but very drinkable already.

Dark robe with plums, tobacco and herbs notes. Really good cab that is not overdone and has lots of charm. Probably better in 4 or 5 years but very drinkable already.

Jun 26th, 2021
Edward Nelson

Can’t smell much due to head cold but pretty nice wine.

Can’t smell much due to head cold but pretty nice wine.

Feb 6th, 2021
Kapyrick Wine

V12. Soft, fresh cut cedar nose. Bright blackberry fruit. Smooth, tight , slightly astringent finish.

V12. Soft, fresh cut cedar nose. Bright blackberry fruit. Smooth, tight , slightly astringent finish.

Dec 27th, 2020
Steve Mitchell

Great Cabernet to pair with our XmS Eve dinner.

Great Cabernet to pair with our XmS Eve dinner.

Dec 25th, 2020