2015 Vaca Red Blend, Napa Valley


Cakebread Vaca Red Blend, Napa Valley

About This Wine

While this California red blend remains predominantly cabernet sauvignon, the vineyard percentages change from year to year. Our winemaker, Stephanie, carefully selects methods that bring each separate lot to its best expression; then she blends the individual components for a balanced, complex Napa Valley red wine that spends nearly two years aging in French oak barrels. The finished wine offers bright aromas of boysenberry and blackberry, with just a touch of minerality and perfumed oak.

News & Acclaim

93 Points

October 31, 2017 – Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Merlot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Proprietary Red Vaca offers fragrant red and black currants notes with dried leaves, dark chocolate, espresso and bay leaves nuances plus a waft of fertile loam. Big, rich and spicy in the full-bodied mouth, with firm, grainy tannins and a lively backbone, it finishes long and layered.

We select grapes for this special Napa Valley red blend from our three distinct estates along the Vaca mountains—the southernmost Suscol Springs Ranch, the mid-valley Doggwood Vineyard, and the northernmost Dancing Bear Vineyard on Howell Mountain.
– Winemaker Stephanie Jacobs