(From 2008 Vintage) Aromas of black cherry, plums and milk chocolate are followed on the palate with flavors of cocoa, blackberries and warm cherry pie filling.
(From 2009 Vintage) The 2009 vintage provided the CADE Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with a dramatic aromatic profile, supported by beautifully integrated tannins that will allow for gentle aging. Aromas of black cherry and creme de cassis are followed on the palate with flavors of bing cherry, pipe tobacco, baker's chocolate and roasted nuts. The elevated structure that the 2009 exhibits can be attributed to the higher proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon which follows through with a tantalizing finish.
Wine Spectator(From 2008 Vintage) Plenty to admire in this taut, focused effort, with dried dark berry, mineral, blueberry and sage notes on a medium to full body. Well-proportioned, ending with a burst of blueberry fruit. Drink now through 2021. 5,235 cases made. –JL