Cakebread Napa Valley Chardonnay 2015
One sniff and sip of our 2015 Napa Valley Chardonnay is all that's required to recognize the exceptional quality of this fine wine. The nose offers vivid, creamy aromas of green and golden apple, pear and citrus with supporting scents of beeswax and mineral. Full-bodied and vibrant on the palate, with bright, intense, apple, citrus and melon flavors, our 2015 Napa Valley Chardonnay is remarkably persistent on the palate, culminating in a long finish showcasing pleasing spice, yeast and mineral tones. Released soon after bottling, it will hit its stride after 6-8 months and reward 5-7 years' aging.
Wine SpectatorFans of pure, tart, flinty Chardonnay without oak will find this alluring. Zesty acidity keeps the flavors lively. Drink now. 20,000 cases made.
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