The 2009 CADE Estate achieved excellent ripeness. Aromas of graphite, black cherry, chocolate and soy are followed by flavors on the palate 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.
"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a big, rich, seamless wine endowed with gorgeous depth and plushness. Dark red fruit, licorice, spices and menthol are some of the notes that take shape in the glass in this big, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon. A rich, textured finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024."
The Wine Advocate
"Deep ruby. Musky aromas of black fruits, espresso and cocoa; shows a strong torrefaction quality. Lush, silky and refined; more filled in and showy today than the basic cabernet release, which is also from estate fruit in 2009. Richer and lower-toned than the regular cabernet, with complicating notes of chocolate, mocha, earth and game. Finishes fat and long, with harmonious melting tannins."
International Wine Cellar