Cade Estate Winery

Cade ‘Reserve’ Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon & Malbec
California Howell Mountain United States North America
Tasting Notes
Technical Details

The 2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of blackberry, blueberry, black cherry, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla bean, graham cracker, and black currant. In the palate are f lavors of boysenberry, raspberry coulis, chocolate covered espresso beans, brown spices, and red cherry. The tannins are structured and elegant. The density and mouthfeel of this wine really showcase the silky sumptuous full-bodied nature of this wine that is Howell Mountain. The 2018 vintage was bountiful and the resulting wine is full of great fruit, mouthwatering texture, and lots of spice.

86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec & 9% Petit Verdot grape blend.
This wine contains allergens, sulfites.
The Estate

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.

Wine Making

The fruit was hand picked, destemmed/whole berry, hand sorted, and pumped into small stainless steel fermentation tanks. The must was kept at 50ºF for a two day cold soak. Fermentation was hot and fast with temperatures reaching a maximum of 92°F and the juice macerating on the skins/seeds for 6-7 days.

Food Suggestions

Pairs well with beef, lamb, deer, venison, mature and hard cheese, and poultry dishes.

• Available Size: 750mL (6 pc)
• Type: Wines
• Sub-type: Wines
• Class: Red
• ABV%: 15.6

Jeb Dunnuck – 98

"Moving to the two flagship releases, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, and the rest Malbec) is another inky hued release from this team and offers a thrilling nose of blueberries, black cherries, iron, cedar pencil, and bouquet garni. These carry to a full-bodied wine with beautiful mid-palate density, a soft, expansive texture, building tannins, and a gorgeous finish. Ranking with the top handful of wines in the vintage, it's going to evolve gracefully for 20-25 years or more."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate – 95

"A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve displays a deep garnet-purple color and notes of blackcurrant cordial, plum pudding, dried mulberries and mincemeat pie with touches of Indian spices, chargrill, dried Mediterranean herbs and charcoal. Full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of black fruit preserves flavors with an herbal lift and a grainy texture plus just enough freshness, finishing on a lingering smoked-meat note."

Wine Spectator – 94

"Lushly ripe, with açaí berry, boysenberry and plum compote notes rolling through, supported by hints of bramble, licorice snap and roasted apple wood, although the fruit easily absorbs them all. The long finish lets the fruit drip and drip, with well-embedded acidity giving it all the support it needs for balance. Great for the hedonist crowd. Best from 2023 through 2036."
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