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.
"The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain reveals a beautiful, rich blue/purple color, a layered texture, sweet cassis and blueberry notes, background minerality and light tannin. This impressively endowed, full-bodied Howell Mountain Cabernet is surprisingly approachable, but promises to evolve for 15 or more years."
The Wine Advocate