Cakebread Cellars Reviews: 2006 Chardonnay Napa Valley
2006 Chardonnay Napa Valley
Gold Medal in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Silver Medal in the 2008 Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition
This 69th annual Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition had expert judges tasting almost 4,000 wines from California and all over the world in June 2008.
Ooooh – pretty! Scents of white flowers (lemon blossom, honeysuckle and jasmine), lemon cream, vanilla and a touch of fresh green herbs delight the nose. The luscious mouth is packed with a perfect balance of creamy, citrusy and herbal flavors. Delicious! San Diego Union Tribune rated this wine 4 starts "Highly Recommended"
The 2008 Riverside International Wine Competition judges evaluated 2614 wines in this years event. The judges gave our Chardonnay Napa Valley the gold medal.
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay
Alcoholic Content: 14.1%
Vineyards: 100% Napa Valley
Total Acidity: 0.66g/100ml
Harvest Dates: 9/20/2005 through 10/16/2005
Fermentation: 75% French Oak & 25% Stainless Steel
Barrel-aging: 7 months in French oak, 35% new, with frequent stirring of the lees.