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Cade Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
SKU: 9044

Cade Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

  • jd97
  • v94
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Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain
Brand Cade
Alcohol/vol 15.3%
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.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd97

The 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.

January 31, 2019
  • v94

Cade'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.

Antonio Galloni, December 2018
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

A densely packed, warm and lush expression of cassis, plum and blackberry reduction flavors that move slowly but steadily, supported by loam, ganache and graphite notes, ending with a subtle violet echo at the very end. Best from 2021 through 2034. 9,850 cases made.

James Molesworth, October 31, 2019