Wade Cellars Three by Wade Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Born out of Dwyane Wade’s love of the great wines of Napa Valley, Wade Cellars represents the former Miami Heat shooting guard’s partnership with iconic winemaker Jayson Pahlmeyer. The opulent Cabernet Sauvignons of this famed American winegrowing region, and the food and wine he enjoyed with his teammates Chris Bosh and Lebron James, inspired Wade to seek out Pahlmeyer’s advice and mentorship to collaborate on a label that combines Jayson’s wine business knowledge and Dwyane’s palate, enthusiasm, and joie de vivre. Pahlmeyer invited Wade to witness harvest in the Napa Valley, the magic of which sparked Dwayne's dream of Wade Cellars. The pair’s first issue, Wade Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012, was launched in China in 2015, and later was brought to market in the United States. Since the first vintage, the product range has expanded to a diverse collection of wines that are inspired by California’s rich winemaking tradition with a healthy dose of DWade style. Today, Wade Cellars comprises two labels: the flagship, Wade, and Three by Wade. Jonathan Keyes—whose winery credits include stints with Sine Qua Non, Outpost, and Mark Herold—serves as winemaker. The sustainable grapes for the Cabernet Sauvignon come from Napa County and are hand-harvested. The juice is fermented in steel tanks and spends 20 months in French oak barrels with 75% being new barrels. This is a medium to full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon that displays a generous core of dark fruit, black currants, graphite, and tobacco. This is a classically styled Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon that was built to over-deliver.