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2014 CADE Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain

Winemaker Notes:
Our Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon dazzles with its opulent, brambly blue and blackberry layers, balanced by dark chocolate and an incredibly welcoming personality. This gorgeous wine is unusually open, resonant and richly layered. Hints of smoke, tar, licorice and minerality add complexity to the intense dark fruit. "This is a wine I want to drink, not merely taste", says winemaker Danielle Cyrot. All the elements come together in an effortless, inviting wine loaded with layers of intrigue.

93 points Wine Advocate
92 points Wine Spectator
92 points VINOUS

VINEYARD NOTES
The CADE Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from four estate vineyards on Howell Mountain, including the CADE Estate Vineyard, Ink Grade Vineyard, Cold Springs, and Eagle Summit. The 2014 vintage was perfect for ripening Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.

ÉLEVAGE
The wine received 20 months barrel aging in 100% French oak (75% new). Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel immediately after primary fermentation. The wine was racked quarterly once malolactic fermentation was complete.

Production: 285 barrels

Varietals: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot

Alcohol: 15.2%


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Bottle $98.00

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Case $1,176.00

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Explore Our Past Vintages

The wines of PlumpJack represent their world-class vineyard origins with full-bodied, elegant expression and an approachable style. Winemaker Aaron Miller selects the finest fruit from our 42-acre estate in Oakville, a site that runs from the rocky foothills of the Vaca mountain range to the deep clay soils of Napa River’s alluvial plain on the valley floor. We currently produce Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Chardonnay, Napa Valley Syrah and Napa Valley Merlot.