Cakebread Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014
One of the richer, weightier Cakebread chardonnays in recent years, the 2014 vintage is redolent of creamy golden apple, Asian pear and honeydew melon with complementary coconut and sweet oak scents. Fresh and lively on the palate, with rich citrus, apple, melon and tropical fruit flavors, it culminates in a long finish featuring pleasing mineral and spice tones. Delicious with chicken, shellfish, seafood and grilled salads.
Wine SpectatorShows a strong, pithy lemon peel bitterness that subsides a bit but dominates the core fruitiness.