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Cakebread Cellars
8300 St. Helena Hwy
Rutherford, CA 94573
(800) 588-0298

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Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon bottle shot

Dancing Bear Ranch

Howell Mountain

PRICE $147.00

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Extravagantly fragrant aromas of ripe boysenberry, blackberry, black cherry and dark plum are joined by fascinating floral and forest floor spice scents in the captivating nose of this extraordinary mountain cabernet. Immensely rich and flavorful on the palate with deep and juicy boysenberry, blackberry, dark plum and spice flavors, the wine finishes with intense fruit, spice and mineral flavors accented by savory French oak and dark chocolate tones. Impeccably balanced by well-structured, yet supple tannins, our 2014 Dancing Bear Cabernet Sauvignon is amazingly delicious now, but will more than reward another decade of aging.

Recent Acclaim

September 30, 2017

91 Points

Wine Spectator

Jazzy oak plays the first stanza and then eases into a tasty flow of anise, dark berry, mocha and espresso notes, coming together nicely on the finish, where all the flavors combine for a focused, complex effort. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2030. 2,000 cases made.

October 31, 2017

97 Points
Drink 2017 - 2042

Robert Parker Online

Cabernet Sauvignon with an 8% splash of Cabernet Franc, the deep purple-black colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Dancing Bear Ranch offers a nose of crushed blackberries, blueberries and crème de cassis with cigar box, underbrush and Indian spices plus wafts of lavender and sage. Quite elegant and sophisticated in the medium to full-bodied mouth, it shows delicate flavor layers, finely crafted with a firm frame and a long finish with mineral and spice layers.

February 01, 2018

95 Points

International Wine Report

The 2014 Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful showing. This Cabernet Sauvignon includes 2% Cabernet Franc and was sourced from 24 separate blocks in the Dancing Bear Ranch Estate Vineyard on Howell Mountain. As this slowly unwinds in the glass it begins to release alluring aromas of dark cherries and currants which are woven together with graphite, mocha, violets, anise and hints of peppery spices. On the palate this is full-bodied with beautifully polished tannins along with excellent depth and concentration. It continues to impress with ripe flavors of dark fruits combining with spices and earthy nuances that expand seamlessly across the palate and leave a lasting impression on the finish. While this is nothing short of outstanding today, it also shows wonderful promise for a long future ahead.

Grape Variety
98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol Content
Dancing Bear Ranch, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley