Cakebread Cellars

2012 Chardonnay
Los Carneros

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 123
Vintage

2012

Cakebread Cellars

Chardonnay
Los Carneros

20 cases produced

In our first vintage 40 years ago, we made 157 cases of Chardonnay. We feel that 2012 is one of our best vintages for Chardonnay since then, so to honor founders Jack and Dolores Cakebread, we offer this beautiful bottling. This wine is a blend from our Cuttings Wharf vineyard and Foster Road Ranch, two of the four estate vineyards used for our Carneros Chardonnay Reserve. The grapes were hand harvested, whole-cluster pressed and barrel fermented. After four months, we blended the individual lots, then put them back in barrel for finishing. The wine demonstrates the Cakebread style, with good fruit character—a balanced wine that will age gracefully for 7 -10 years.


Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

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.

Beckendorf Liquors, Inc

5005 West Avenue
San Antonio  TX  78213

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