The 2006 CADE Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is truly a powerful wine and a true representation of Howell Mountain. Aromas of baked plums, cassis, black olive and smoke jump from the glass. Secondary aromas of soy, vanilla, black cherry and cola nut come forward with aeration. On the palate dense flavors of black cherry, cocoa powder, black olive and sage are followed with a dense wall of tannins that will allow for this to age gracefully for the next 5-10 years.
|Wine maker notes
|This is wine is a small release from our Estate Vineyard and it is only available here at CADE. Planted in 2003 we are the only winery to produce wine from this exciting and dramatic hillside estate. When first opened it reveals a strikingly provocative aromatic display of graphite, violets dark chocolate and cedar. With aeration aromas of black Currant, dark chocolate and black cherry fill the glass. A classic mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and a true representation of the 2006 vintage, it is full bodied and benefits from aging with flavors of chocolate truffle, black cherry, cocoa powder and currant. It displays immense concentration and a voluptous texture suggesting it will benefit with 2-3 years of bottle age or a good decant. It will evolve nicely for the next 15+ years.
20 months in 100% French Oak. 80% of the French Oak was brand new. Racked 4 times during aging and Malolactic took place in Barrel.
Sylvain, Taransaud, Seguin Moreau and Saury
Took place on July 17, 2008.