Cakebread Merlot 2016 - Central Avenue Liquors
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Cakebread Merlot 2016
SKU: 23999

Cakebread Merlot 2016

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750ml
$89.99
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$69.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Cakebread
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
This is a savory, bold and structured wine, with a firm foundation. Hints of dried herbs, along with aromas of deep blackberry and black cherry, are evident along with mineral notes of crushed stone. The flavors are deeply concentrated with black plum, as well as fresh blackberries to match the nose. Freshness and acidity are followed by silky textures and refined, elegant tannins. An excellent companion to pork, pheasant and veal.
Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Merlot is made from 65% estate-grown fruit, with 50% coming from the Suscol Springs vineyard and 15% from the Cakebread Winery Ranch vineyard. It was aged 17 months in 44% new French oak. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it has a softly spoken nose of warm plums, blackberry pie and Black Forest cake with suggestions of menthol, tobacco and cloves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is gently swathed in soft, plush tannins and has loads of juicy black fruits, lifted with a lively line of freshness and finishing with a minty kick.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, September 2019