The consistent quality of CADE since its start in 2005 has won the winery many awards and adoring fans. High elevation vineyards in Howell Mountain provide natural acidity and concentrated black fruit character but the wine drinks polished with a supple velvety texture with just a short decant. Cedar spice, cocoa nib and licorice provide a wonderful assortment of aromas and flavors. The winery is the first in Napa Valley to be LEED Gold Certified with a 67% reduction in water consumption and almost all energy needs provided by solar panels. Small amounts of Merlot (11%), Malbec (7%) and Petit Verdot (5%) were added for increased flavor, texture and complexity. 19 months of barrel aging in 79% new French oak.