Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 97 points
Lastly, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Howell Mountain (100% Cabernet Sauvignon with a screw cap) tips the scales at 15.9% alcohol. This is another stunningly proportioned, majestic mountain Cabernet, with mulberry, blueberry, blackberry and floral notes that is concentrated, full-bodied and multilayered. This skyscraper-like Cabernet Sauvignon is majestic, super-pure and a stunner. The alcohol is totally hidden, so unless youre paranoid, simply see the number, and have an immediate loss of reason, this is a beautiful, full-throttle, full-bodied wine that is impeccably well-balanced, with great purity, depth and concentration. Drink it over the next 15-20 years.
Review date: December 2015
Wine Spectator: 93 points
Creamy vanilla- and mocha-laced oak adds flavor and texture to the rich core of blackberry, wild berry, currant, plum and licorice. An impressive showing from start to finish. Drink now through 2030. 1,500 cases made.
Review date: October 2016
Vinous: 93 points
Cade's 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve has come together beautifully over the last year. The 2013 is overt, juicy and full-throttle, but there is plenty to like in this style. Mocha, iron, black cherry and chocolate are some of the signatures. The influence of heavy toast barrels is evident, but then again, those notes marry well with the characteristics of Howell Mountain. Here, too, the wine is rich unapologetically opulent, but that will work especially well for readers looking for 2013s to drink with minimal cellaring.
Review date: October 2015