Cade Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
The 2016 vintage is a special one since it features fruit from our newest 82-acre estate on Howell Mountain, CADE 13th Vineyard. A potpourri of aromas explode from the glass with notes of raspberry coulis, black cherry, cedar, cocoa nib, boysenberry, mint, graham cracker, and a hint of lavender, rose and bay. The palette follows with bright flavors of red cherry and strawberry jam before tertiary elements of coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, and fresh plums take over. This wine is full-bodied displaying archetypal Howell Mountain tannin balanced by an elegant structure.
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain|
Jeb DunnuckThe only red I was able to taste, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate checks in as 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Malbec, and 5% Petit Verdot brought up in 79% new French oak. It's a total rock star of a wine and boasts a saturated purple color, a flamboyant, full-bodied, sexy style, awesome notes of cassis, toasty oak, tobacco, and graphite, sweet tannins, and thrilling purity of fruit. It ranks with the creme de la creme of Howell Mountain and has 2-3 decades of longevity ahead of it.
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.
VinousCade's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is gorgeous. Firm, powerful and savory, the Estate is a terrific example of Howell Mountain Cabernet. Red cherry jam, graphite, scorched earth, iron, menthol, grilled herbs and cedar all run through this potent, firm Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, the 2016 is positively bristling with energy. It can be enjoyed young or cellared. Dollops of Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot round out the blend.
James SucklingThis is another essence-like expression of cabernet from this producer, but it’s well done with blackberries, cassis, morello cherries and hot stones. Full body, chewy yet grainy tannins and a structured finish. Drink in 2024.