CADE HOWELL MOUNTAIN ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2015
Aromas of boysenberry jam, blueberry compote, wild lavender, chocolate covered cherries, roasted coffee, rose petals ripple through your senses with a kiss of graham crackers and toasted marshmallow. Velvety on the palate with a satin mouthfeel with bold skyscraper tannins. The finishing flavors are echoes of the initial aromas, with warm cherry pie, cran-raspberry jam, coco nibs, toasted cinnamon, fresh strawberry and raspberry coulis.
Blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot
Bottled under screwcap and a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Merlot all from Howell Mountain, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate offers serious intensity and depth in its black, black fruits, scorched earth, charcoal and smoke tobacco-like aromas and flavors. Ripe, concentrated and tannic, it's one good looking Cabernet Sauvignon that needs forgotten for 4-5 years and enjoyed over the following 15+ years.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015s, which are somewhat surprisingly already in bottle, include the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate that is an identical blend to the 2014. The wine is dense ruby/purple, plump, juicy and fleshy with plenty of blackberry and cassis fruit. It cuts an even bigger mouth-texture and richness than its older sibling. This is a beauty to drink over the next 12-15 years.