The 2015 vintage was a memorable one, with extreme drought conditions, early bud break, low yields and hot growing conditions throughout the season. Our harvest initiated and concluded very early, almost two weeks ahead of average. This formula resulted in a beautiful wine with abundant aromas of whole cloves, wild blackberries & boysenberries and baked blueberry pie. Texturally, the wine coats your palate like soft, smooth satin but maintains an elegant structure. The 2015 vintage has an elegance and roundness to it which makes it ideal for drinking now or cellaring for 5-7 years.
91 points Wine Advocate
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The cade Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley is a mélange of some of Napa’s most renowned vineyards: Kenefick Ranch Vineyards in Calistoga, Hanson-Hsieh Vineyard in Oak Knoll, and Komes Ranch in St. Helena.
The wine received 18 months barrel aging in 100% French Oak (64% new). Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel immediately after primary fermentation. The wine was racked quarterly once malolactic fermentation was complete.
We use several different coopers including Seguin Moreau, Gamba, Boutes, Allary, Taransaud, Quintessence, Atelier, Tonnellerie de Jarnac, Giraud, Mercier, and Tonnellerie O. Of these coopers we are sourcing the oak from several different forests as well as using a combination of Medium-Plus and Medium-Long toasting levels.
Wine was bottled on May 8, 2017
Production: 51 Barrels
Varietals: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec