Cakebread Tasting This Saturday 1PM – 4PM


Save the dates!!! This Saturday November 19th and next Saturday November 26th Carpe Vino is featuring the illustrious wines from Cakebread Cellars. Cakebread is located just inside the Rutherford right on the border with Oakville, so you know these wines are going to be good! The winery started its production in 1973 and has been a staple of the Napa Valley for over 40 years. The wines are made by Julianne Laks who cut her teeth working alongside Andre Tschelicheff at Beaulieu Vineyard. She is only the third winemaker in Cakebread Cellars’ history and is the only non-family member to hold such distinction. So, come on down the Carpe Vino to taste and stock up on some of the most iconic wines from Napa Valley. The Tasting starts at 1 P.M. and ends at 4 P.M. Here is what we are pouring: (please remember two-person maximum per wine club membership, no guests)


2015 Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley)

$29.95/bottle or $22.95/bottle on 6+

Winery Tasting Notes: “Bright, super-fresh aromas of sweet citrus, melon, guava and white flowers introduce pure, vibrant flavors of grapefruit, guava, gooseberry, fleshy melon and white peach, with a refreshing minerality invigorating the wine’s long, crisp finish. Arguably one of Cakebread Cellars’ best-ever sauvignon blancs, this Napa Valley classic will age gracefully for the next 3-5 years and beautifully accompany your favorite salad, seafood, poultry and vegetable dishes.”







Sized_CH_bottleSmall.111824 2014 Cakebread Chardonnay (Napa Valley)

$36.95/bottle ~ Wine Club Discounts Apply

Winery Tasting Notes: “One of the richer, weightier chardonnays we’ve made in recent years, our 2014 vintage is redolent of creamy golden apple, Asian pear and honeydew melon with complementary coconut and sweet oak scents. Fresh and lively on the palate, with rich citrus, apple, melon and tropical fruit flavors, it culminates in a long finish featuring pleasing mineral and spice tones.”







Sized_PN_Two_Creeks_bottleSmall.1119042014 Cakebread “Two Creeks” Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley)

$49.50/bottle ~ Wine Club Discounts Apply

Winery Tasting Notes: “Our 2014 Two Creeks Pinot Noir displays fresh, fragrant aromas of ripe black cherry, raspberry and rose petal with background hints of sandalwood and oak toast. Rich and vibrant on the palate, its succulent Bing cherry, wild berry and plum fruit leads to a long, flavorful finish featuring enticing cherry, spice and mineral tones. Delicious now, this elegantly structured, cool-climate pinot noir will benefit from up to five more years of bottle aging.”








Sized_CS_bottleSmall.1121332013 Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

$69.95/bottle ~ Wine Club Discounts Apply

Winery Tasting Notes: “Luxurious dark cherry, boysenberry, blackcurrant and black fig aromas, with scents of oak toast and dark chocolate, introduce layers of rich, deeply concentrated, yet elegant flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, fig, currant and fresh cherry. The wine’s vibrant acidity, supple, seamlessly integrated tannins and impeccable balance contribute to a round, plush mouthfeel, leading to a long, savory finish marrying rich boysenberry fruit, French oak spice and a hint of dark chocolate. Remarkably delicious young, this classic Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon will develop even greater allure with another 7-10 years’ bottle age.”

Wine Advocate Notes: 90+ Points “The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has beautiful crème de cassis fruit, excellent structure on the palate’s backside and represents a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot. Aged primarily in French oak, the wine is youthful and young, with the coiled, restrained character of many 2013s, but the concentration is impressive and the purity is there. Beautiful black and blue fruits are obvious, and the wine structured, delineated and vibrant. There is a reasonably good value as well. Give it another 6-12 months bottle age, and drink it over the following 12-15 years.”


If you can’t make the CVWC Member Tasting and want to purchase some of these wines feel free to respond to this email or contact me at 530.823.0320 x 105.

Cheers, Jay