Friday, October 26, 2007


87% Cabernet, 12% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc with 14.2% alcohol.


Dark red color with aromas and flavors of blackberry, black currant, licorice, sweet tobacco leaf, vanilla and toasty oak. Sour cherry on the finish. Smooth but slightly astringent.


87 PTS
This Napa Cab isn't really coming together all that nicely. There's also not much here that convinces me that additional time in the bottle will improve this offering. At $70 a bottle, this isn't worth your time or money.


  • I agree with you on this one. I have enjoyed Cakebread in the past, particularly the Three Sisters, but this one was not doing it for me. We had it with our Thanksigving Day dinner and was a bit disappointed, especially for this price. This tasted much more like a simple $25 Cab, not a $75 one.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thursday, November 22, 2007 9:16:00 PM  

  • Couldn't disagree more! Had this for the first time last night and was amazed. Not usually a fan of red, but I've seen the light. Buying a case!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Saturday, December 08, 2007 7:55:00 AM  

  • O.K. we brought home a bottle of this from the Cakebread Cellar in Napa about 6 months ago and just cracked it open. It's great! Not a $25 bottle... maybe more like a $50. $70??? it's a little much.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Friday, January 11, 2008 9:50:00 PM  

  • Twenty Rows Cabernet for $18 puts this wine to shame. This is a great producer who released a subpar wine for 2004. Don't be blinded by the brand name. If you drank this wine blind next to 5 other good $25 Cabs, you'd probably rank it 5th.

    By Blogger Winecentric, at Sunday, January 13, 2008 1:18:00 AM  

  • Wow, I couldn't disagree more! This has to be one of the better Cab's that I have tasted, and I have tasted quiet a few. I guess to each their own.
    There is a reason why this is hard to come by, because people like drinking this vintage.

    By Anonymous RightCowLeftCoast, at Sunday, December 21, 2008 6:33:00 AM  

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