Winemaker Notes:Our Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of boysenberry jam, blueberry compote, wild lavender, chocolate covered cherries, roasted coffee, rose petals ripple through your senses with a kiss of graham crackers and toast marshmallow. Velvety on the palate with a satin mouthfeel with bold skyscraper tannins. The finishing flavors are echoes of the initial aromas, with warm cherry pie, cran-raspberry jam, coco nibs, toasted cinnamon, fresh strawberry and raspberry coulis.94 points Wine Advocate
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 warm, dry and exceptionally low-yielding 2015 vintage started on September 11th with fruit from the Ink Grade Vineyard and finished on October 5th with fruit from Eagle Summit - marking the earliest end to our harvest on record.
The wine received 19 months barrel aging in 100% French oak (76% new). Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel immediately after primary
fermentation. The wine was racked quarterly once malolactic fermentation
Production: 150 barrels
Varietals: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot