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Cakebread Chardonnay 2018 750ml

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Enchanting floral and golden apple aromas introduce pure, concentrated melon, white peach and lively citrus flavors complemented by hints of vanilla and mineral. Rich and full-bodied, yet elegant and finely structured, the wine boasts a long, refreshing finish highlighting spiced apple and mineral tones. Delicious now, this classic single-vineyard, cool-climate Napa Valley chardonnay will develop beautifully in bottle for another 3-5 years.


Our Cuttings Wharf vineyard in the Carneros district of southern Napa Valley boasts six high-quality French clones of chardonnay, all planted in the shallow clay loam soils common to Carneros’s rolling eastern plains. Subject to foggy mornings and cool afternoon breezes from nearby San Pablo Bay, Carneros is Napa Valley’s coolest growing region and thus ideal for the cultivation of chardonnay. In 2016, we blended three of our clones (50% Robert Young Clone 17, 30% Wente, and 20% Clone 548) to craft this beautifully fresh, rich and structured wine.