Cade

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2769 ratings
9.192 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Cody Short

All about potential at this point.

All about potential at this point.

Aug 18th, 2018
Joseph LaPanna

Deep purple in color. Dense and extracted nose of black and blue fruit, licorice and dark chocolate. Weighty and masculine in style with pronounced ripe fruit, cedar, saddle leather and coffee. The tannins are big and grippy and the finish long with hints of pension shavings.

Deep purple in color. Dense and extracted nose of black and blue fruit, licorice and dark chocolate. Weighty and masculine in style with pronounced ripe fruit, cedar, saddle leather and coffee. The tannins are big and grippy and the finish long with hints of pension shavings.

Jun 28th, 2018
Jay Kline

Happy Birthday Neal! Big...bold...there’s depth that intrigues and the 15.2% is well hidden...but gosh...it’s a bit clunky. I dunno if it’s worth the tariff? Drank next to a 2014 Adaptation which was about its equal.

Happy Birthday Neal! Big...bold...there’s depth that intrigues and the 15.2% is well hidden...but gosh...it’s a bit clunky. I dunno if it’s worth the tariff? Drank next to a 2014 Adaptation which was about its equal.

Jan 30th, 2018
Evan Shumway

So good. The Howell mountains blows away the napa

So good. The Howell mountains blows away the napa

Jan 7th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Very polished and well made. Round and rich. But lacking some structures I’m looking for in Howell Mountain Cab

Very polished and well made. Round and rich. But lacking some structures I’m looking for in Howell Mountain Cab

Jan 5th, 2018
Shay A
9.4

Airport wine 🤷🏼‍♂️ As a side note, if anyone has recommendations on food or wine stops in eastern downtown San Francisco, let me know.

First time having Cade. Actually, I’ve not had any of the 3 that I’m sampling. Seeing Cade is from Howell, I figured it would be my favorite...and it was. The Raymond didn’t need much air, and the Mount Veeder would have been my favorite if the taste was as divine as the nose. This Cade needed about 20-30mins to come alive. Texture softened but those mountain tannins gave it strong backbone. Definitely black and blue fruit dominant with espresso and dark chocolate notes. Would like to try a whole bottle of this and see how it develops.

Airport wine 🤷🏼‍♂️ As a side note, if anyone has recommendations on food or wine stops in eastern downtown San Francisco, let me know.

First time having Cade. Actually, I’ve not had any of the 3 that I’m sampling. Seeing Cade is from Howell, I figured it would be my favorite...and it was. The Raymond didn’t need much air, and the Mount Veeder would have been my favorite if the taste was as divine as the nose. This Cade needed about 20-30mins to come alive. Texture softened but those mountain tannins gave it strong backbone. Definitely black and blue fruit dominant with espresso and dark chocolate notes. Would like to try a whole bottle of this and see how it develops.

Nov 5th, 2017
Eric Shanks

Restaurant buy with no air or decant. Drinks great right out of the gate. Finish is a little short- that would be my only negative. Killer example of mountain fruit!

Restaurant buy with no air or decant. Drinks great right out of the gate. Finish is a little short- that would be my only negative. Killer example of mountain fruit!

4 people found it helpfulFeb 29th, 2016
Tim
9.2

Excellent display of Howell mountain grapes by quality producer. Dark blackberry notes upfront and nicely balanced. Drinks well out of the gate without decanting.

Excellent display of Howell mountain grapes by quality producer. Dark blackberry notes upfront and nicely balanced. Drinks well out of the gate without decanting.

1 person found it helpfulNov 18th, 2017
Aaron Means

A very well made wine that is very much a hedonist's dream. Very extracted and structured, but outclassed by its company on this day. I prefer Odette to this though.

A very well made wine that is very much a hedonist's dream. Very extracted and structured, but outclassed by its company on this day. I prefer Odette to this though.

1 person found it helpfulNov 5th, 2017
David Walser

5th day of our 24 day cruise into the Amazon. Wonderful veal tenderloin was great with the Cade Howell Mountain selection. Went to the Napa Valley Howell Mountain tasting last year and this was our favorite!

5th day of our 24 day cruise into the Amazon. Wonderful veal tenderloin was great with the Cade Howell Mountain selection. Went to the Napa Valley Howell Mountain tasting last year and this was our favorite!

1 person found it helpfulNov 1st, 2017