Thursday, February 2, 2012
Cakebread Chardonnay `10 $29.00 ****
Delicious, rich and fruity, with a good acidic balance. Of course it is 14.2% ETOH so it makes a statement even without its beautiful nuances (fragrance), fine structure (no oakiness, but a good mouth feel) and balance (from the first taste through the final swallow). 100% Chardonnay that tastes full and unoaked (but it does spend part of its life in French Oak) Luscious is the word that I would use. Really, this is a great Napa Chardonnay.
We had it with a Tarragon & White Wine Rabbit Stew from the English National Trust Good Old-Fashioned Pies & Stews and roasted new potatoes.
Thank you Cakebread Cellars for making such a great American Chardonnay.