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Cakebread Merlot 2012

Cakebread Merlot 2012
Cakebread Merlot 2012
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AppellationNapa Valley



Bottle Size750 ml


Aging ProgramBarrel aged 18 months in French oak (40% new)

Oak OriginFrench

Blend86% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Syrah

Total Acidity7.00 g/L


The Cakebread Merlot 2012 brims with lush berry and savory flavors. The nose shows aromas of black cherry, ripe plum, and juicy blackberries. Accents of minerals and dried herbs add layers of complexity. On tasting, the palate is full of dark cherries, plum, dried sage, and tea-leaf-spice. This Merlot is wonderfully aromatic and enjoyable now, and it will age well over the next 5-7 years. This wine is very food friendly, and it will pair nicely with foods such as roasted chicken, grilled beef dishes, and herb-roasted pork.

Taste SummaryBlack Cherry, Blackberry, Plum

Wine QualitiesHerbal


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