3 by Wade Cabernet Sauvignon
3 by Wade is a winery founded by NBA all-star and World Champion Dwyane Wade, inspired by his friendships with teammates Chris Bosh and Lebron James as well as his passion for fine wines. To help him create this label, Dwyane sought out renowned Napa Valley winemaker Jayson Pahlmeyer – whom he knew from their respective companies.
Wade is a lifelong learner, always on the search for new knowledge. As he says, “I’m open to growth and being educated by the best.” It was during Wade Cellars’ harvest experience in Napa Valley with Jayson that inspired him to start this venture.
This classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a medium to full body and offers generous flavors of dark fruit, black currants, graphite and tobacco. It is well balanced with an extended smooth finish that pairs perfectly with prime rib, New York strip or filet mignon.
Three by Wade is a ready-to-drink sublabel of Wade Cellars that uses fruit from some of California’s most sought after grapes. Currently, Three by Wade offers both rose and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties.
From Paso Robles in California, this Cabernet is composed of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Petit Verdot. Aged 18 months in a blend of French and American oak, its deep garnet color carries aromas of ripe Bing cherry, leather and cedar along with subtle hints of cracked black pepper and tobacco leaf. On the palate it has sweet black cherry flavors along with herbal undertones; plus its round, chewy tannins provide mouthwatering finishes.
Established in 2014, Wade Cellars is the brainchild of former NBA all-star and World Champion Dwyane Wade. As an avid connoisseur of fine wine, Dwyane enjoys sharing it with his friends. Through their team effort, they aim to change outdated perceptions about Napa wines.
Though he lacks formal winemaking credentials, he has worked closely with his father-in-law and founding partner Jayson Pahlmeyer to perfect the art of crafting an exceptional bottle. To that end, he’s spent time in Napa Valley visiting various wineries and getting acquainted with those responsible for crafting each glass.
He has also traveled to France, sampling some of the finest wines in the world. Inspired by his father-in-law, he hopes to continue promoting and making wines that are approachable and enjoyable for customers.
Pahlmeyer has 30 years of expertise as a winemaker in Napa Valley. Originally from California, he has made his home here and shares Dwyane’s passion for this industry.
Wade is a busy professional and an active member of his community when not on court. He serves as ambassador for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, is an honorary life member of the Miami Dolphins, and sits on the Board of Directors for ALS Association. Additionally, Wade serves as ambassador to a local school and volunteer mentor at a nonprofit in South Florida.