Cade Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain|
Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Cade Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot. It has a deep purple-black color and wonderfully pure, vibrant notes of crushed blackcurrants, black cherries and baker's chocolate with touches of Indian spices, licorice and cloves plus an earthy waft of damp soil. Full-bodied, rich and powerful in the mouth with a rock-solid frame of ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, it finishes with layer after layer of black fruit and exotic spices.
Wine SpectatorA 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.