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2008 Cade Cabernet Sauvignon "Howell Mountain"

Winery: Cade

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Howell Mountain"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon & 4% Merlot

Region: Howell Mountain

State or country: CA

Price: $72

Cases produced: 5,000

KWG Score: 93.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)

Review date: July 4, 2012

Wine Review: This Excellent opaque and pitch black Cabernet opens with a mild ripe black cherry bouquet with a hint of blueberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, silky smooth and extremely well balanced. The flavor profile is a delicious blueberry and black cherry blend with notes of mild mineralty and gentle oak in the background. The finish is dry and its refined tannins show great length. This wine is fantastic and would be perfect with a filet mignon at Del Frisco's. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: We feel the 2008 CADE Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is a powerful wine and a true representation of Howell Mountain terroir. Aromas of black fruit, cassis, black olive and smoke rise from the glass, with secondary savory aromas, vanilla, black cherry and cola nut developing with aeration. On the palate, the dense flavors of black cherry, baker’s chocolate, black olive and dried herbs are followed by structured tannins and acidity that will allow the wine to age gracefully for the next 5-10 years.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Cade 2008 Howell Mountain Cabernet.

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