2009 Cade Cabernet Sauvignon "Estate Howell Mountain"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Howell Mountain"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Howell Mountain
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 430
KWG Score: 94.3 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)
Review date: July 8, 2012
Wine Review: This Excellent opaque and very dark purple colored wine opens with a blueberry bouquet with a hint of plum, spice, and black cherry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced, and rich. The flavor profile is an extracted black cherry with notes of blueberry, black licorice, and plum with a hint of mild oak in the background. The finish is dry and it fine tannins stick around for some time. This wine would be perfect with a thick ribeye steak from Del Frisco's. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: While the 2009 vintage was challenging for most due to rainfall in the middle of the harvest season, CADE Estate achieved excellent ripeness through the strategic crop - thinning that took place in June. The estate was afforded extended hang time that lasted until the end of October. Aromas of graphite, black cherry, chocolate and soy are followed by flavors on the palette of black cherry, cardamom, dark chocolate, and espresso. The wonderful freshness on the finish is the result of an elevated acidity which compliments the deep, round tannins; culminating with a light dusting on the finish. Only 33 barrels were selected for our 2009 Estate offering.
Organic status: not organic
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