Mullan Road Cellars is a second label of the Napa based Cakebread Cellars. They focus exclusively on Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from the Royal Slope AVA. With a mindful price point, Mullan Road offers an approachable Cab that delivers at a value. I tasted in their new gorgeous Woodinville tasting room, where they offered both Cakebread and Mullan Road pours. The upcoming food offerings appear unique and show promise. I had the opportunity to do a side by side, and both the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2019 Winemaker Selection Cabernet Sauvignon were showing nicely. Read on for the tasting.
aCC North Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2022
Full on the palate, lime and honeysuckle. Notes of mineral and stone. $30. Score 90.
CC Napa Valley Chardonnay 2021
Lime, lemongrass, citrus zest, with modest oak, finishing with savory herb and lemon acidity. $49. Score 91.
CC Two Creeks Pinot Noir 2021
Mushroom, forest floor, savory herb on a punchy pomegranate backbone, white and pink peppercorn. Finish with tart cherries. $45. Score 91.
CC Annahala Ranch 2022
Fruit forward, red cherries, clove, pink peppercorn, mushroom. $65. Score 91.
MRC Royal Slope Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019
Sour red cherries, heavy tobacco, oak, drying tannins. $45. Score 90.
MRC Winemakers Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Soft cherries, strawberry compote, supporting tobacco, coffee, and round tannins. $65. Score 91.