CADE ESTATE HOWELL MOUNTAIN 2017 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
CADE is part of the PlumpJack Group, a partnership between Gordon Getty, John Conover, and Gavin Newsome, that began as a retail shop in San Francisco and now encompasses wineries, retail shops, hotels and resorts, and restaurants. CADE, located on Howell Mountain, was the second of three wineries added to the group, after PlumpJack and before Odette. The winery’s name comes from Shakespeare, who referred to the casks that wines were shipped in as “cades.”The winery was established in 2005 and sits 1,800 feet up in the Howell Mountain AVA. Out of 54 acres, 19 are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and two with Merlot. The rest are natural meadows and forests. It’s a beautiful property with sweeping views down the valley, a simple yet stunningly elegant tasting and hospitality facility, and a modern and efficient winemaking facility — the first 100% LEED Gold-Certified estate winery in Napa Valley. CADE makes Sauvignon Blanc, a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, an Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, and a Reserve Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are self described as “modern Howell Mountain” in style, to which Winemaker Danielle Cyrot came to CADE from St. Clement and was also assistant winemaker to Robert Brittan at Stags’ Leap Vineyard.
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