80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, aged for 21 months in 49% new French oak barrels
Showcases 100% estate grown fruit from our cool climate, rocky soil Suscol Springs Vineyard in southeastern Napa
This beautifully balanced wine offers complex and powerful flavors of ripe blackberry and boysenberry, with hints of mineral
Stephanie Jacobs, Winemaker
Make fruit forward wines that are balanced, complex, and respectful of the unique character of the vineyard
BS in Fermentation Science, UC Davis
I started school with every intention of becoming a beer brewer, but during my pre-requisite winemaking classes, I realized wine was my true passion and calling. An internship with Chalone and early jobs with Perry Creek vineyards and Bogle winery further confirmed that I had made the right choice. I joined Cakebread in 2004 as Enologist and became Assistant Winemaker in 2008, along with the role of Pinot Noir Project Leader in 2012. I had the benefit of learning from the talented Julianne Laks during her 30+ year tenure at Cakebread, along with Jack Cakebread and Bruce Cakebread who were the winery’s first and second winemakers.
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