(2009 Vintage) The 2009 CADE Sauvignon Blanc is alive with vibrant, fresh acidity and perfectly balanced rich fruit characteristics. Wonderful aromas of spearmint, guava, kiwi, gooseberry and snow peas are followed on the palate with flavors of concentrated lemon/lime mix, fig and guava. The lees contact gives the wine a nice mouth feel and texture. We feel that the addition 26% fruit from our Estate vineyard in Oakville has lent a nice complexity and depth of flavors to this wine.
(2009 Vintage) Balancing power with finesse, this offers intense blackberry, dusty rock, cedar, black licorice and dried herb flavors. Gains depth and nuance, with tannins providing traction and definition.
Wine Spectator(2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/14/2012