Howell Mountain Napa Valley
From the Wine Advocate, December 2010
The dense purple-colored 2007 Dancing Bear Ranch Proprietary Red reveals more chocolate fudge and coffee notes. It does not have the nuances or complexity of the Benchland Select or the sheer joy of the Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, but there is a lot going on in this cuvee. Slightly monolithic, it is well-endowed, rich and full, so my rating may be slightly conservative.
Robert Parker rated this wine 91+.
January 2012, found 21 judges tasting over 800 wines from 12 countries in the third International Winemaker Challenge held in San Diego, CA. Cakebread Cellars' 2007 Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon from our Estate on Howell Mountain received the gold medal.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has unveiled the winning wines selected during the 2012 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition.
The ninth annual wine competition judging took place Nov. 12-13 at Reliant Center. Nearly 2,500 wines from 736 wineries worldwide were awarded 1,817 medals by 18 panels of judges, consisting of local, national and international wine experts.
This stellar wine will be featured at the Roundup and Best Bites Competition on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Reliant Center, Houston, TX.
The judges have awarded our delicious 2007 Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon a "Reserve Champion" aka Double Gold Medal.
Our elegant 2007 Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded the Bronze medal in this 27th Dallas Morning News and TexSom Wine Competition.
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot,
7% Cabernet Franc
100% Dancing Bear Ranch, Estate Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
Alcohol content: 14.9%
September 14-27, 2007
22 months in French oak, 47% new