Cade Estate

CADE Estate Winery sits high above the fog line on the dramatic slopes of Howell Mountain, just northeast of the town of St. Helena. The building's striking architecture, a dialogue between gentle contours and strong rectilinear forms, suggests the complexity of their wines – powerful yet nuanced expressions of their mountain terroir. The winery blends right in with the impressive contrasts of the estate, a spot where cultivated vineyard rows meet tall evergreens and native Manzanita trees, all set against a backdrop of staggering Napa Valley vistas for a visitor experience not soon forgotten.

In 2005, Gavin Newsom, Gordon Getty and John Conover established CADE Estate Winery to craft luxury, high-altitude estate Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain as a complement to the valley floor wines of PlumpJack Winery. Like PlumpJack, CADE takes its name from Shakespeare, who used the term to refer to the wine casks – or cades – shipped from Bordeaux to England during Elizabethan times.

At an elevation of 1800 feet, the estate – 54 contiguous acres surrounding the winery – experiences a unique temperature inversion. During the day, conditions are cooler than those on the valley floor; evenings, on the other hand, grow warmer with the setting sun. This gives the grapes extended hangtime, allowing them to ripen fully and evenly for wines of exceptional density and balance. Our mountainside soils, characterized by volcanic ash and minerals, provide beneficial stress to vines that further concentrates the character of this unique terroir.

The team at CADE Estate believes that winemaking should honor the land, both aesthetically and ecologically. The estate's artistic, contemporary design, with its inviting rooms and wide open terrace, encourages guests to discover the ever-changing interplay among natural and architectural spaces. The environmentally responsible construction includes solar panels, naturally regulated caves, reclaimed and recycled materials and much more. CADE is proud to be the first organically farmed LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified estate winery in Napa Valley.

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Cade 'Howell Mountain' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "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
Item Number: 29212
Bottle:$89.95
Case: $1,079.40
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Cade 'Howell Mountain' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "Aromas of stones, dark tea and blackberries. Full to medium body, polished tannins and a juicy finish. Very pretty and flavorful. Drink in 2020."~J.S.  Wine Advocate 93 "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate from their Howell Mountain vineyards is a blend of 92% Cabernet

Cade 'Howell Mountain' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 " The CADE wines stand out for their richness and structure. Howell Mountain's thick skins and small berries make for intense wines. A multi-dimensional, sensational, mouthfilling wine, with an irresistible inner-mouth perfume of Morello cherries. It's very spicy, with notes of

Cade Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec and 15% Petit Verdot, tipping the scales at 15.1% alcohol) has an inky purple color, a beautiful nose of blueberry and blackberry fruit, licorice and spring flowers. It is complex, rich, full-bodied, opulent, sexy and

Cade 'Howell Mountain' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
94  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 94  "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Estate is a model of pure sensuality. Bright red berries, rose petals, mint, anise and crushed rocks give the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Howell Mountain much of its brightness and lift. Winemaker Danielle Cyrot has done a

Cade Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 - "The opulent, fleshy, sexy, consumer friendly 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as oodles of blackcurrant fruit intermixed with floral and blueberry notes. Lush and plush, it can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 years, although such

Cade 'Howell Mountain' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92-94 " There is little question the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is better and far more interesting than the 2010. The aromas and flavors are beautifully delineated from start to finish. Menthol, smoke, tar, licorice and chocolate all flesh out on the radiant, deeply

Cade Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
" The 2011 vintage, despite being later and cooler than usual, produced wines with great color, intensity, and balanced mature tannins. The wine has aromas of cherry, raspberry, dried sage, vanilla extract, and brambles. The density and weight in the palate is thick and velvety. The tannins are

Cade Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
" The 2010 vintage, despite being later than normal and a bit cooler than average produced wines with stunning color, great intensity, and balanced mature tannins. The resulting wine has aromas of black cherry, plum, cassis, brown sugar, rose petals, hazelnut, and blackberry compote. The palate is

Cade 'Howell Mountain' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Cade's 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain boasts excellent depth and richness, both supported by firm mountain tannin. This attractive Cabernet is a good introduction to Cade. The only thing it lacks is a little more mid-palate juiciness, the issue with so many 2010s from

Cade 'Howell Mountain' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The CADE Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is sourced from five small growers on Howell Mountain: CADE Estate Vineyards, Ink Grade Vineyards, Outpost Vineyards, True and Eagle Summit Vineyards. The 2009 harvest on Howell Mountain began on October 11th and lasted through October

Cade 'Napa Cuvee' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
"The 2009 vintage provided our 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 Créme de Cassis are followed on the palate with flavors of Bing Cherry, Pipe Tobacco, Baker's

Cade 'Napa Cuvee' Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
92  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 92 "(includes 5% merlot): Good deep ruby. High-pitched, slightly medicinal aromas of blackberry, violet, licorice, menthol and bitter chocolate. Fat, sweet and plush in the mouth, showing a richer, softer texture, and a lower impression of acidity, than the 2009. In a

Cade 'Napa Cuvee' Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
92  Wine Spectator 
Robert Parker 93-91 "The 2007 Napa Cuvee is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, and 7% Cabernet Franc from the above mentioned vineyard sites with the addition of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Kenefick Ranch. This 3,000-case offering displays a dense opaque ruby/purple color as well as a