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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
CADE Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
CADE Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 111932)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $134.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

We feel that the 2008 CADE Estate Cabernet Sauvignon eclipses our blockbuster 2007, the reasons being that the weather in October 2008 was fantastic with not a drop of rain falling during ripening season and harvest.

Aromas of black cherry, minerals, warm chocolate, and black currants are followed on the palate with flavors of blackberry puree, chocolate, vanilla, black olive and rosemary. We are amazed at the rich and plush tannins of this wine a testament not only the 2008 vintage but also to winemaker Toni Biagi and his skilled crew at CADE.

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About CADE Winery:

In 2005, Gavin Newsom, Gordon Getty and John Conover established CADE Estate Winery to craft luxury, high-altitude estate Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain as a complement to the valley floor wines of Plumpjack Winery. Like Plumpjack, CADE takes its name from Shakespeare, who used the term to refer to the wine casks - or cades - shipped from Bordeaux to England during Elizabethan times. At an elevation of 1800 feet, their estate - 54 contiguous acres surrounding the winery - experiences a unique temperature inversion. During the day, conditions are much cooler than those on the valley floor; evenings grow warmer with the setting sun. CADE's mountainside soils, characterized by volcanic ash and minerals, provide beneficial stress to vines that further concentrates the character of this unique terroir.