Paired against a 2010 Altamura. Two tasters preferred the Cade, two the Altamura, but we all agreed both were excellent.
This wine had a wonderful aroma and flavors of dark red fruits and just the right amount of vanilla. Layered, well structured, and delicious. A long finish with fading fruit flavors. This is one of the best balanced wines I've had.
The wine did have a lot of sediment, so be sure to decant carefully.
Absolutely outstanding wine! Concentrated mountain fruit combined with the amazing 08 vintage makes for a blockbuster wine. Aromas of sweet blackberries, cassis, violets, lavender, with more subdued notes of bergamot and huckleberry. The palate is a nice echo to the nose, with all the above marching on in succession. Over the evening the wine keeps getting bigger and more mouth saturating. The tannins are there, and play a supporting role, but never more than is pleasant. The finish is a good 60+ seconds long. Amazing wine from an incredible estate. Easily bests wines twice the price.
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