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2010 Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

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ITEM 7984051 - Removed from subterranean passive storage; Purchased upon release

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I7989351 1 $135 Oct 31, 2021
I7984050 1 $135 Oct 24, 2021
I7941483 1 $135 Sep 5, 2021
I7911895 2 $140 Aug 8, 2021
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94The Wine Advocate

...stands out for its balance, a rare feat on Howell Mountain in this vintage. Mocha, chocolate, cloves, plums and black cherries meld together effortlessly in this nicely balanced Cabernet Sauvignon...

91Vinous / IWC

... boasts excellent depth and richness, both supported by firm mountain tannin. This attractive Cabernet is a good introduction to Cade...

90+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

...exhibits wonderful boysenberry, blueberry, raspberry, crushed rock and floral aromas. This blockbuster yet extremely elegant wine is made from 100% estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon (14.8% alcohol)...

90Stephen Tanzer

...Aromas of cassis, black cherry, espresso and exotic oak on the slightly high-toned nose. Densely packed but also juicy and high-pitched, conveying a primary, youthfully aggressive character to the black cherry and blueberry fruit...



Cade, on Howell Mountain in Napa Valley, was founded in 2005 by a trio of Bay Area wine entrepreneurs. The principals are Gavin Newsom, former San Francisco Mayor; Gordon Getty, investor; and John Conover, a long-time wine industry executive. The three men were also the team behind PlumpJack Wines and they have interests in restaurants and resorts in Northern California. The 54-acre Cade estate is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The estate produces Cabernet Sauvignon, a Bordeaux style wine and Sauvignon Blanc.


United States, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain

Howell Mountain AVA in Northeastern Napa Valley was the first of Napa Valley’s sub-appellations, earning its own designation in 1984, just a year after Napa Valley became an appellation. As the name suggests, the AVA is in one of the highest elevations in the area. Every vineyard in the appellation is at least 1,400 feet above sea level. Some vineyards are as high as 2,200 feet and because of their altitude most of the AVA’s vineyards receive more sun than vineyards at lower elevations, which are affected by fog from the Pacific Ocean and the San Pablo Bay. Howell Mountain was home to vineyards in the late 19th century, but winemaker Randy Dunn is considered the area’s most influential modern pioneer. Dunn moved to Howell Mountain in 1979, acquired property and began making exceptionally rich Cabernet Sauvignon. The AVA also grows Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. There are 600 vineyard acres within Howell Mountain AVA.


Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.