Cakebread Cellars

2009 Red Wine
Napa Valley

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 10


Cakebread Cellars

Red Wine
Napa Valley

20 cases produced

This wine displays the elegance of Napa Valley terroir through the fruit of exceptional estate vineyards from several appellations within the Vaca Mountain Range: 75% Cabernet Franc (Suscol Springs Estate Vineyard), 5% Cabernet Sauvignon (Dancing Bear Ranch on Howell Mountain), 10% Merlot (Dancing Bear Ranch on Howell Mountain), and 10% Syrah (Carneros). Blended from 100% 2009 vintage, it will be aged for 23 months in 50% new French oak barrels. Accentuated aromatics of blackberry, blueberry and mocha are highlighted with violets. Flavors of blackberry, black cherry and fresh plums show finely textured tannins, depth of fruit concentration and fresh acidity for balanced perfection.

Aging Process

aged in barrels

Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Julianne Laks

Winemaker, Cakebread Cellars

Winemaker, Julianne Laks

I started college studying chemistry, then when my family moved to the Napa Valley and I fell in love with the wine industry. My father worked as a winery engineer for Robert Mondavi Winery, and he enlightened me with winery design and layout for energy conservation. I was fortunate to work with Myron Nightingale, where I learned the fine art of blending.

Country born: United States

Education: BS in Fermentation Science UCD; worked alongside Myron Nightingale with great appreciation for his sensory skills and humorous view of life; I briefly got to know Andre Tschelicheff while working at Beaulieu Vineyard and admired his passion for great wine and his intimate knowledge of the vineyards.

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Showcase the best fruit in Napa Valley, and don't cover it up. Let the vineyard speak through the wine.

The Vintage Group

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