Monday, August 20, 2012
Winery: Cakebread Cellars
Region: Napa Valley
Production: Approx. 75,000 cases per year
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon
Crate design: Just about every Cakebread wine box is 6 bottle size with a slide-top lid. Three of the four sides have a highly detailed picture of the respective Cakebread single vineyard, and a deeply engraved Cakebread logo of a delicious looking bunch of grapes.
Rarity: Extremely Rare. Collector value on Cakebread wine is high and most investors purchase whole cases that include the wine box. You'll find filled Cakebread wooden wine boxes in private cellars, but they usually stay there forever!
Crate designation: Exclusive Class ($100.00)
Our opinion/history: Cakebread is a highly rated Napa Valley winery with a production model somewhat similar to Burgundian wineries. The winery has several sites around Napa that have single vineyards. The single vineyards of Cakebread are substantially larger then most wineries from Burgundy but the outcome is more or less the same: Somewhat different soils and grape varietals with a similar, but slightly different method used on each vineyard.
Focus on quality is huge for Cakebread. Grape varietals change every year based on the grade of the grapes. Even though a fairly large amount of cases are produced every year, the fine details aren't ignored.
As far as the wine box, Cakebrad is beautiful, rare and very sought after. Most are 6 bottle slide-top style with deeply branded and high detail designs on all four sides and lid.