CADE Estate Winery

13th Vineyard
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Howell Mountain

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 155
Vintage

2017

CADE Estate Winery

13th Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
Howell Mountain

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • A blend of the best blocks, fermentations and barrels of wine from our newest CADE13 vineyards
  • Grapes were hand-harvested, gently destemmed and manually sorted—this is our most carefully crafted wine
  • Only free-run juice was used in the blend, no press fractions were selected; aging in new French oak
  • Highlights the blue and black fruits, velvety and dense texture and classic tannins of Howell Mountain

Harvested in the exceptional 2017 vintage from our newest Howell Mountain vineyard, CADE13, which has the distinction of being the 13th bonded winery in all of Napa Valley. This historic site, established in 1886, has allowed winemaker Danielle Cyrot to craft one of the finest examples of Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon that we have ever produced. This world-class Cabernet Sauvignon was hand-harvested by Danielle and her team, gently destemmed and crushed to preserve flavors and aromatics, and carefully and deliberately fermented. It was then laid to rest in our finest 100 percent new French oak barrels deep within the caves of our Howell Mountain Estate.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • 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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