2019 Rubaiyat Red Blend, North Coast


Cakebread Rubaiyat Red Blend, North Coast

About This Wine

Each year we select multiple small lots of red wine from our vineyard estates, then ferment the fruit in small, open-top stainless steel tanks. After aging in French oak barrels—a significant portion in new oak—the wine is blended to capture its juicy flavors and supple tannins.

The 2019 growing season kicked off with ample winter rainfall to replenish the soils. A long warm summer with foggy mornings and plenty of sunshine allowed for the grapes to ripen slowly and steadily. Grapes reached peak maturity with balanced fresh fruit flavors and acidity.

We named our much-loved Rubaiyat wine after one of the world’s most romantic and enduring poems. The blend of ripe red fruit changes from vintage to vintage, but it’s always robust and deeply flavorful California red, with the kind of bright acidity that makes this wine everyone’s favorite versatile food-pairing choice.