Cade Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain|
Based on 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a stunning 2017 that plays with the crème de la crème of the vintage. Stunning cassis and blueberry fruit notes are interwoven with notions of white chocolate, unsmoked tobacco, forest floor, and lead pencil shavings. These all carry to the palate, where this beauty is full-bodied, deep, and concentrated, with the straight, focused style of the vineyard paired with beautiful depth and sweetness of fruit. This classic, sexy tour de force in 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has everything in the right places, no hard edges, and a great finish. Drink it any time over the coming 30 years or more.
The deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is blended with 4% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it offers profound blackberry preserves, Black Forest cake and warm cassis with mocha, truffles, cinnamon stick, cloves and cigar box plus a waft of rose hip tea. The palate is big, rich and full, with firm yet velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and spicy.
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a wild, exotic wine. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, leather, spice, menthol and licorice are all kicked up several notches in an unctuous, flamboyant and ripe wine loaded with character. The dense, plush 2017 has a lot to offer, but it needs time to soften - though even now, its huge tannins are accompanied by more than enough fruit to provide balance.