Based in Rutherford, Cakebread has been producing wine for almost 50 years from a range of exceptional vineyards in numerous California regions. A focus on sustainable practices is used in the creation of their renowned, dynamic wines.
"The 2018 Chardonnay comes 95 from Carneros and 5 from Napa Valley. Barrel fermented in 33 new oak, it spent eight months on the lees, and 18 went through malolactic. It was bottled June 1, 2019. Slowly, it reveals very pretty poached pears, apple pie and apricot scents with touches of beeswax, toasted almond and lanolin. Medium-bodied, the palate has great poise and finesse, delivering a racy backbone and loads of tight-knit stone fruit flavors, finishing long and toasty."