Cakebread Cellars

One of my earliest recollections of Cakebread is one of my fondest memories of this wine. Years ago, back in my novice drinking days, after a long day at work I decided to open up a bottle of wine while I started dinner. It was toward the beginning of the week, a Tuesday at best. When my husband walked in from work, I poured him a glass as well. He took a sip and immediately says, “wow this is really good, what did you open?” My reply, “Not sure, something cake??” I assumed I had opened the other wine brand that has “cake” in their name. When my husband noticed it was Cakebread, all he could do was laugh and from there on out, Tuesday became our day of the week to open up the good stuff. This 2017 Chardonnay is no exception and perfect to jump starting the summer.

I immediately thought of a classic, traditional Chardonnay the moment this wine hit my mouth. Barrel aged for 8 months in 36% new French Oak, it shows off its richness and creamy goodness instantaneously, with pear and minerality rounding out the flavors. Ripe apple, saline, hints of floral and citrus notes flirt with your senses. Take your time with this one, it’s a fun one to sip and swirl. Continue reading “Cakebread Cellars”

Weekend Getaway-Napa and Sonoma

Have I mentioned these wine country trips never get old?? I fell in love with the Napa/Sonoma area 13 years ago when I experienced it for the first time on my honeymoon. I didn’t know much about wine at the time but I knew for certain I was love stricken and would be back. We’ve made the trip at least once a year since then.

Day One started with a stop at Imagery Winery in Glen Ellen. We’ve been members at this winery for quite a few years. They are dedicated to crafting rare wines from uncommon varietals and character-rich vineyards. Imagery is not afraid to spotlight interesting varietals that can often be immersed into big blends. Their Tempranillo and Viognier are a couple of my favorites! Enjoy a visit to their beautiful grounds, while savoring the unique wines and appreciating the art collection within the winery. Continue reading “Weekend Getaway-Napa and Sonoma”