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.
Fermentation was carried out in a combination of stainless-steel tanks and drums (87%) and new French oak barrels (9%). Ten different strains of yeast were used to ferment the juice. Fermentation lasted for an average of 20 days at an average temperature of 56.0o F with no malolactic fermentation occurring. The wine aged in Stainless steel tanks and barrels for 5 months.
Pairs well with shellfish, vegetarian dishes, and goat cheese.