2015 Chardonnay Reserve, Carneros, Napa Valley


Cakebread Chardonnay Reserve, Carneros, Napa Valley

About This Wine

Each of the individual vineyard lots undergoes fermentation in French oak barrels, and a significant portion of the wine is fermented with its native yeast to enhance body and complexity. Portions of this top-rated chardonnay also receive a secondary malolactic fermentation before aging more than a year in barrel on the yeast lees. With blending, we balance the vivid fruit intensity with elegance and finesse.

News & Acclaim

91 points

June 15, 2018 – Well-framed, with concentrated green apple, nectarine and melon flavors that are supported by fresh acidity. The spicy finish offers mineral and white cherry notes. 2,000 cases made. –KM

For every vintage of our Chardonnay Reserve, we select the finest lots from our four Napa Valley estate vineyards in the Carneros region. This quintessential expression of cool-climate Carneros chardonnay offers concentrated flavors of creamy golden apple, ripe peach and baking spice, supported by pitch-perfect acidity.
– Winemaker Stephanie Jacobs