Cakebread Cellars announced the release of its 2019 Two Creeks Pinot Noir as well as one of the winery’s newest releases — 2019 Cabernet Franc. Two Creeks Pinot Noir blends grapes from the Annahala and Apple Barn Estate vineyards in Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley. Aromas of sweet black cherry, raspberry, rose petal and violet carry over onto a fresh palate of raspberry and strawberry flavors while a touch of minerality complements the delicious red fruit expression over a smooth finish, the company says. Meanwhile, Cakebread’s Napa Valley Cabernet Franc is an oft-blended Bordeaux varietal known for its distinctive aromatics, smooth mouthfeel, and good acidity. On the palate, Cabernet Franc’s concentrated flavors of dark cherry and fresh boysenberry bring bright acidity and firm tannins while boysenberry notes and a hint of minerality carry over the finish to complete this elegant wine, it adds. Cakebread Cellars also offers the Mullan Roads Cabernet Sauvignon, which features sultry aromas of muddled red fruits, raspberry and dried strawberry, with hints of light baking spices, the company notes. Swirling brings up notes of crème brûlée with black tea, mocha, and cocoa powder, as hints of dark chocolate and pressed berries linger on the finish, it says. Cakebread’s Two Creeks and Mullan Roads are available to purchase for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $45 a bottle, while the Cabernet Franc has an SRP of $65. Cakebread wines are available at fine wine shops across the United States and by visiting the company’s website.
Cakebread Cellars, Napa Valley, Calif.
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