Best in Show in the 2011 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition- Most impressive for its structure, with everything in beautiful balance. Delicious now but surely capable of extended aging, this is a very serious and very delicious wine. - Paul Lukacs
"Cakebread's latest is a well-made Merlot that exhibits the suppleness and rich, black-cherry fruit that marks the grape at its polished best. Its nicely measured complement of sweet oak and its subtle accents of spice lend it a real sense of sophistication, and, if admittedly still a bit bound up by grippy tannins at the end, there is simply no question that great things lie ahead for those willing to wait for another few years."
In this 2010 Riverside International Wine Competition, our 2007 Merlot was awarded a Gold medal in this competition from almost 2,000 wines entered. The 43 judges evaluated over three days these wines from all over the world.
9% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol Content: 14.2%
Total Acidity: 0.64g/100ml
August 28 - October 10, 2007
18 months in French Oak barrels, 42% new