Our 2007 Napa Valley Merlot boasts richly fruity aromas of ripe black plum and cherry fruit, complemented by savory roasted herb and toasted oak scents. Soft and open on the palate, with a round, luxurious texture and supple, seamless tannins, the wine’s characteristic lush black cherry and plum flavors culminate in a long, delectable finish brightened by a youthfully flinty, mineral-y tone. Sumptuous, elegant and beautifully balanced, this classic Merlot makes delicious drinking now, but will profit from another 2-3 years of bottle age.
News & Acclaim
November 10, 2010 – “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.”