Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of <a href="">website accessibility</a>
  • Home
  • 2012 CADE Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

2012 CADE Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

  • 98 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

Out of stock

learn more about producers & collectors

SKU: 176359-2012-750

This item is available by the case only


This is a final sale item

Not eligible for cancellations or refunds

  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    (with 7% merlot): Bright ruby-red. Very primary, inky aromas of cassis, licorice pastille and menthol. Supple and creamy if a bit youthfully stunted, with slowly emerging flavors of black cherry, licorice and dark chocolate. Finishes with building tannins and a note of blackberry liqueur. Will this wine develop more grip during its final months in barrel? Note that this wine was previously bottled simply as Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain; as of vintage '12, the old Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Howell Mountain will become Reserve.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    A seductive style, rich and layered, with a tempting overlay of intense, creamy mocha-laced red and dark berry flavors that are deep and persistent. A good bet to gain and age. Drink now through 2028. 5,775 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2028
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve comes in a unique bottle that is similar to the special bottle used by Joseph Phelps for their Insignia (which reminds me of a grenade). A blockbuster superstar, this inky/purple-hued 2012 is filled with creme de cassis, blueberry and mulberry fruit that hides any notion of its oak aging. Opulent, voluptuously textured, multilayered and stunningly rich with a finish that lasts 45+ seconds, this magnificent Cabernet should age effortlessly for two decades or more. But who can wait that long? Not me.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2035
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    This wine trades on reputation, which is overrated. It is very good, with plum and coffee, but is not exceptional and not worth the price.
    Author: Litig8tr

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 41 bottles owned
  • 14 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 14 collectors)