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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
CADE Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
CADE Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 123924)
collectible wine
screw cap wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
Decanter rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.
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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.