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2016 Cade Cabernet Sauvignon "Howell Mountain"

Cade 2016 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Cade

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Howell Mountain"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Malbec & 5% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Howell Mountain

State or country: CA

Price: $110

Cases produced: 9,850

KWG Score: 95.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: September 22, 2019

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a fragrant black cherry and cassis bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is an oak, mineral and black currant blend with notes of black pepper. I also detected a hint of stewed plum. The finish is dry and its tannins build up and linger for a very long time. I would pair this Cab with a marbled ribeye. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: 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 palate 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.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Cade 2016 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.

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