CADE Estate Winery

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Howell Mountain

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 103
Vintage

2014

CADE Estate Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon
Howell Mountain

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Our Howell Mountain location, above 1,800 feet in elevation, puts our vineyards above the fogline
  • We crafted this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon blend from our estate grown, sustainably farmed vineyards
  • One barrel was hand-selected from the best lots of the vintage to create this powerhouse blend
  • Dense with intense dark fruit flavors, milk chocolate, marshmallow and blueberry pie

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Fruit for your Premiere Napa Valley wine is from CADE’s estate vineyard perched 1,8000 up Howell Mountain, well above the fogline. Howell Mountain is known for its extreme viticulture in both its geographic characteristics and temperature swings. And it’s reflected in this wines, expressing a powerful and approachable style. This wine is rich and dense with intense dark fruit flavors, espresso, milk chocolate, marshmallow and blueberry pie with balanced structure and tannins. This wine is thick, rich and velvety with a mouth-coating and lasting finish.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Danielle Cyrot

Winemaker, CADE Estate Winery

Winemaker, Danielle Cyrot

Danielle Cyrot brings to CADE a diversity of winemaking experience. Having grown up with a French father with whom she took annual trips to France, Danielle was exposed to the winemaking history of her family from a young age. Her great-grandfather was the last in a long line of ancestors who owned the Cyrot vineyard in Burgundy’s prestigious Côte de Beaune.

Danielle had no plans to carry on her family’s winemaking legacy when she enrolled at the University of California, Davis; however, that quickly changed when she took an introductory winemaking class and knew she had found her calling. While at Davis, she worked harvests at Schramsberg and Artesa in Napa Valley, learning the trade from the soil up. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in viticulture and enology, Danielle worked abroad at wineries in Alsace, France and South Australia.

Danielle comes to CADE Estate Winery from St. Clement, where she was praised for crafting elegant, structured and balanced wines with refined tannins. Before taking on the role at St. Clement, she worked as an enologist and was then promoted to assistant winemaker at Stag’s Leap under her mentor, Robert Brittan.

Country born: United State of America

Education: UC Davis- BS in Enology/Viticulture. Studied winemaking practices in both France and Australia.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Bring out the best of the grapes and the place they are grown by using tradition and science. When she worked in Alsace France they had a very “hands off” approach to winemaking. They trusted that the wine would be great because the grapes (good viticulture) and the area that they were grown in (terroir) were the best of the best. They didn’t need to manipulate it into something that it wasn’t. They just brought out the best of what they had to work with. However, her experience in Australia was very different. In McLaren Vale, South Australia the approach was very heavily based on chemistry and science. If they had mediocre grapes then they felt they could change it by using science, technology, and the latest and greatest winemaking techniques to make it a fantastic glass of wine. Danielle learned that winemakers have a lot of tools available to them to help make great wine. Danielle likes to think of it as my tool box or my secret weapon. The advancements in the field of viticulture and enology has taken leaps and bounds in the last 10 years. So in Australia, she learned to embrace the science of winemaking. Today I use both approaches in winemaking. Danielle wants to take the vineyards/grapes that I work with and bring out the best in them. By working with fruit in the right place, with precision viticulture, and the latest winemaking techniques she hopes to make stunning wine year after year.

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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District FAY Edge 20
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 19
Pine Ridge Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 5x5 17
Twomey Cellars 2011 Merlot Napa Valley One 17
Hess Collection Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 15
HALL 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Sacrashe Vineyard - Block 2 14
Atalon Winery 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley The Peers 13
Darioush 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate 13
Freemark Abbey 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Seven 12
HALL 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Exzellenz - Sacrashe Vineyard 12
Cuvaison Estate Wines 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 5
Franciscan Oakville Estate 2000 Cabernet/Merlot Blend Oakville Millennium Meritage 5
Cardinale 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1
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