Have always wanted to go to Cakebread, as a lover of their truly great Chardonnays, but was left a little disappointed. They require reservations for tastings, and its obvious why- the place is popular and packed! We checked in and were kind of shuffled off to wait for the others in our tasting (think there were 9) to arrive. Waited about 15 minutes, which felt unnecessary. Was really kind of disorganized though when the lady came to get our group. She didn't make sure to get everyone, and we didn't all know where to go or what to do. An older lady who seemed to know what was up, helped us and got everyone situated. There was still a couple at the bar finishing a tasting, and it felt like our group kicked them out, which was odd. When we did get set up though- the tasting was GREAT. Such great wines, and so nice to try all the different styles and vintages of Chardonnays actually in a row to get the real variations in taste. Tres was a great host and did a fabulous job of distributing her attention between the 3 groups of tasters at her bar. She was knowledgable and friendly- she really saved the experience for me I think. I think I would bring people back again, as the wine is great.
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