Technology, state-of-the-art winemaking equipment and access to world-class grapes might not be every component necessary to make super-premium Cabernet Sauvignon, but having those things at your fingertips has it’s advantages… When it comes to Napa Valley wineries that have access to all of the above, and the ability to spare no expense creating world-class wine, CADE winery, which was co-founded by Gordon Getty, son of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty tops the list… The right technology gives the winemaker every tool necessary to create the absolute best wine possible, and the new 2016 CADE Howell Mountain Cabernet is a prime example. The wine embodies all of the hallmarks that make Howell Mountain fruit so desired, and multiplies them with intensity and carved out detail. And with a 97 Point score from Jeb Dunnuck, don’t hesitate to secure yours…

Winemaker Danielle Cyrot continues to craft high elevation cabernet sauvignon that articulates the intense, powerful character of Cade Estate while maintaining a balance of mountain fruit, firm acidity and seamless oak for layered, complex wines that reflect approachable Howell Mnt Cabs, yet can age for decades… this artisanal expression that we refer to as Modern Howell Mountain Cabernet, and the Critics seem to love it.

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From Jeb Dunnuck,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.97 Points

From Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, The 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.” 96+ Points

Already spectacular, and Composed from five of the best vineyards on Howell Mountain, this 2016 Howell Mnt Cab will only get better with another year, perhaps two more years of bottle age. By that time it will be sold-out. This type of wine attracts a Global Market… My wife says Cade Estate is a beautiful, elegant wine, and I agree, however I also think about price appreciation and investments. Especially for our VIPs.