2016 CADE 'Estate Howell Mountain' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$109.95
WA96+

The CADE wines stand out for their richness and structure – Howell Mountain’s thick skins and small berries make for intense wines. Winemaker Danielle Cyrot has tamed Howell Mountain’s occasionally harsh tannins masterfully, rendering nothing but lush, complex, truly ageworthy wines.

You simply won’t regret getting a case of this one. The winery describes “notes of raspberry coulis, black cherry, cedar, cocoa nib, boysenberry, mint, graham cracker, and a hint of lavender, rose and bay.”

Here’s a special opportunity to buy Cade’s 2016 wine earlier than its usual release date, which typically would be in Spring 2019. The winery sold through their 2015 so fast, 2016 had to be on its heels. Don’t miss out on this fabulous expression of Howell Mountain Cabernet! We’re one of the few places in America you can get the 2016!

Perched high atop Howell Mountain, PlumpJack’s sister winery CADE has been a critical success since the day they opened their doors in 2005. Hailed as one of the “greenest” wineries ever built, it also has views that kill, making people that visit the winery lose all sense of reason and start figuring out how to move to Napa Valley. Amidst the potential vertigo of making wine in the misty mountains at 1,800 feet, this team is given access to the sorts of spare-no-expense vineyards and cellar tools that make “great stuff” possible, and they constantly put out a dizzying array of spectacular wines that always make the grade. A leader in both cutting-edge design and exceptional winemaking, we invite you to grab your pack and join us for their continual ascent.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Danielle Cyrot
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
19 Months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 79% New
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Howell Mountain
Total Varietal Composition %:
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
15.3%
SKU #:
1WCAD16CS3ESTATE
WA96+

Wine Advocate

The 2016 Cade Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot. It has a deep purple-black color and wonderfully pure, vibrant notes of crushed blackcurrants, black cherries and baker's chocolate with touches of Indian spices, licorice and cloves plus an earthy waft of damp soil. Full-bodied, rich and powerful in the mouth with a rock-solid frame of ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, it finishes with layer after layer of black fruit and exotic spices.