WINE REVIEW Cakebread 2019 Chardonnay, Napa ($40)
by Andrew Chalk
Cakebread suggests that this wine is ideal for Mother’s Day. “Cakebread Cellars wines make for a simple yet thoughtful way to say ‘thank you’ to the important women in your life. Share a toast with a special bottle of Chardonnay to celebrate moms this year, like the Cakebread family themselves.
Since co-founding Cakebread Cellars nearly five decades ago, Dolores Cakebread remained an inspiring force behind the culinary program and warm ambience the family winery carried into the present. In the early years of the winery, Dolores started the iconic fruit and vegetable garden that still greets visitors today. Through her devotion to Napa Valley’s wine and food education culture during her life, Dolores remains an iconic mother figure in wine country.
Over 40 years ago, Cakebread released their Chardonnay as its very first wine and has been fine-tuning it ever since.“
Appearance: Medium straw;
Nose: Meyer lemon, white peach, fresh apples;
Taste: Weighty mouthfeel of tropical fruit, cantaloupe, French oak