Friday, October 26, 2007

CAKEBREAD CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON - 2004

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

TASTING NOTES:

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.

SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:

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.

5 Comments:

  • 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.

    Colgin

    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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