Cade Reserve Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

$225

98+ Points - limited                                    Extremely rare Estate Reserve Cabernet from Cade - Limited. 98 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "Based on 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a stunning 2017 that plays with the crème de la crème of the vintage. Stunning cassis and blueberry fruit notes are interwoven with notions of white chocolate, unsmoked tobacco, forest floor, and lead pencil shavings. These all carry to the palate, where this beauty is full-bodied, deep, and concentrated, with the straight, focused style of the vineyard paired with beautiful depth and sweetness of fruit. This classic, sexy tour de force in 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has everything in the right places, no hard edges, and a great finish. Drink it any time over the coming 30 years or more." 96 Points Robert Parker: "The deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is blended with 4% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it offers profound blackberry preserves, Black Forest cake and warm cassis with mocha, truffles, cinnamon stick, cloves and cigar box plus a waft of rose hip tea. The palate is big, rich and full, with firm yet velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and spicy."

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David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

We drove up Howell Mountain to get to Cade two Sundays ago. What we witnessed was a horror show of fire damage. It’s hard to see nature destroyed in such a fashion. What was worse were all the brick chimneys only standing where there were once a home or a winery building. Glass fire note. The fire investigation revealed the fire was started by a Cakebread electric fence short. An additional saddening note is Dolores Cakebread, the co-founder of Cakebread Cellars died shortly after the Glass Fire started. She was 90. No way to know if the stress of the fire factored into her passing. With the first taste, you could immediately sense the step up from the Howell Mtn. The fruit much more ruby and while the tannins still big but are more well rounded & soft. It’s decadent. The structure, tension less astringent and the length/balance more beautiful over the Howell Mtn. The fruits, ripe juicier & ruby; dark cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, fresh roast, leathery, graphite, herbaceous quality, tobacco, dry stems, some dark spice, softly layered baking spices, crushed rocks with florals that are fresh & candied; dark, red, purple framed in a field of understated lavender & brilliant violets. The acidity is excellent. The long, lush, elegant, well knitted & balanced finish is truly special persisting into dry, powdery tannins, earth & spice. This will flirt with a 95-96 with ten years in bottle. Photos of; Cade Estate vines, outside patio tasting area, infinity wall and their Estate Cabernet fruit unharvested. Sadly, about 80-85% of the 2020 Napa Valley Cabernet fruit will never see bottling.

We drove up Howell Mountain to get to Cade two Sundays ago. What we witnessed was a horror show of fire damage. It’s hard to see nature destroyed in such a fashion. What was worse were all the brick chimneys only standing where there were once a home or a winery building. Glass fire note. The fire investigation revealed the fire was started by a Cakebread electric fence short. An additional saddening note is Dolores Cakebread, the co-founder of Cakebread Cellars died shortly after the Glass Fire started. She was 90. No way to know if the stress of the fire factored into her passing. With the first taste, you could immediately sense the step up from the Howell Mtn. The fruit much more ruby and while the tannins still big but are more well rounded & soft. It’s decadent. The structure, tension less astringent and the length/balance more beautiful over the Howell Mtn. The fruits, ripe juicier & ruby; dark cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, fresh roast, leathery, graphite, herbaceous quality, tobacco, dry stems, some dark spice, softly layered baking spices, crushed rocks with florals that are fresh & candied; dark, red, purple framed in a field of understated lavender & brilliant violets. The acidity is excellent. The long, lush, elegant, well knitted & balanced finish is truly special persisting into dry, powdery tannins, earth & spice. This will flirt with a 95-96 with ten years in bottle. Photos of; Cade Estate vines, outside patio tasting area, infinity wall and their Estate Cabernet fruit unharvested. Sadly, about 80-85% of the 2020 Napa Valley Cabernet fruit will never see bottling.

9.4

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.