On the nose are aromas of cola, blueberry, red cherry, coco nibs, baking spices, and dried cranberries, followed by flavors of boysenberry, black cherry, elderberry, dark chocolate, clove, and licorice. It finishes with bramble, amaretto, and dried blue/black fruits. This wine has a classic Howell Mountain structure and tannin — big and bold but balanced in approach. The cooler vintage produced wines with higher perceived acidity and exceptional red fruit flavors and aromas.
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, & 3% Malbec grape blend.
This wine contains allergens, sulfites.
The CADE Estate is situated on a 54-acre property with 21 acres planted to vines. Located in the heart of Howell Mountain, our CADE Reserve vineyards sit at elevations ranging from 1,500 to 1,850 feet and is planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. The 2018 vintage also features fruit from our recently acquired 82-acre property on Howell Mountain, 13th Vineyard. Fruit was harvested from October 10-29.
Majority of the fermentations went through a very short maceration time between 5–7 days and hot fermentation temperatures, peaking at 92°F. The must was pressed off at between 20°-12º Brix and fermentation was allowed to finish in tank or barrel. The resulting wines have amazing color and big intensity.
Pairs well with beef, lamb, deer, venison, mature and hard cheese, and poultry.
• Available Size: 750mL (12 pc)
• Type: Wines
• Sub-type: Wines
• Class: Red
• ABV%: 15.6
Jeb Dunnuck – 95
"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate comes all from the estate on Howell Mountain and is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, and the balance Merlot and Petit Verdot. More blue fruits, bay leaf, candied violets, orange blossom, and floral notes emerge from this full-bodied beauty, which reveals a rounded, sexy texture, polished tannins, and a great finish. Give bottles just a few years in the cellar and it's going to keep for 15+"
Vinous – 95
"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a sumptuous Howell Mountain Cabernet. It offers up an exciting mélange of dark red/purplish fruit, rose petal, spice, game, mint and blood orange. More than anything else, the Estate Cabernet delivers plenty of Howell Mountain richness, with nicely softened tannins that make it a total pleasure to taste."
Wine.com – 94
"The 2018 CADE Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon shows impressive and long-lasting concentration. TASTING NOTES: This wine gushes with aromas and flavors of black fruit and toasty oak. Enjoy it with a grilled ribeye and freshly-picked garden vegetables."