Long years ago when I was first getting to know wine and my relationship to it, I tried my first taste of Cakebread. It was a Cabernet Sauvignon…. I know nothing beyond that with the exception that this wine opened my eyes to what wine should be. I was inspired to try more and be brave, because I truly had no idea that wine could be so good.
My palate and I have come a long way in getting to know wine and all the grapes that contribute to it. I have found my loves are Merlot and Champagne.
Over the weekend we opened a 2009 Cakebread Cellars Merlot. I have to say I was in heaven. The color of this wine is bright, deep plum. The nose is warm vanilla and berry juice. On the palate is strawberry and plum juice. The finish is sweet, smooth with a mild spice. This wine had been in our wine fridge for many years. I’m so glad we let this one store awhile, it was amazing. Truly a gem.