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Founded in 1982, Cardinale’s proprietors set out to deliver the greatest wine possible in each vintage. They started strong and continue their steady climb to the top of a qualitative hierarchy of Napa Valley cult wineries. The winery produces a single Cabernet Sauvignon hailing from some of the Valley’s most iconic regions, always with a signature core of mountain fruit from their estate vineyards on Mount Veeder and Howell Mountain.

Cardinale is more than just one wine as it embodies the best qualities from each site, molded into a symphony of flavors, textures, and nuances, encompassing the uniqueness of each harvest. Chris Carpenter carefully crafted the 2019 vintage from seven sub-appellations and 32 individual wine lots, with a sophisticated blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot that luxuriously expresses a pure taste of Napa.

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"The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot from Ed Corra vineyard, Stags Leap, St Helena - from all over the valley! Deep garnet-purple in color, it sashays out with gorgeous blackcurrant preserves, wild blueberries, and Morello cherries scents, plus hints of roses, fragrant earth, allspice, and violets with dark chocolate. Full-bodied, rich, and seductive with achingly velvety tannins and a laser-precise backbone of acidity, this beautiful wine finishes with epic length and seductive fragrance..."
99 Points
"Pure, classic California notes of crème de cassis, spicy oak, chalky minerality, graphite, and spring flowers emerge from the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot that's sourced from multiple mountain AVAs in the valley. Full-bodied and powerful on the palate, it has a deep, rich mid-palate, beautiful tannins, notable acidity, and a great, great finish. It's another brilliant wine from Carpenter that can offer pleasure today yet also evolve for 20-25 years or more."
98+ Points
"So much crushed lead pencil, tile and dried flowers, together with blackberries and brambleberries. Full-bodied with round, polished tannins. Layered and so delicious. Black olives and graphite at the end. This potpourri of Napa cabernet character takes your palate on a tour of so many of the regions, including all the mountains, such as Howell, Veeder and Spring Mountain, as well as Atlas Peak, Stags Leap, Yountville and St. Helena. Precision and polish to the wine. Drinkable now, but better to hold."
98 Points
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most finessed wines I have ever tasted here. That seems to be the direction Chris Carpenter is pursuing of late. So more than a vintage or place (Cardinale is a blend of hillside and valley floor sites) what comes through is the wine’s finesse. Floral overtones lift a core of red cherry fruit, pomegranate and blood orange. I imagine the 2019 will enjoy a long life based on its spectacular balance.”
97+ Points
"Heady aromas of beautiful brown spices, raspberry, boysenberry, leather and tobacco with the nuances of smoky clove, crushed wild herbs and cinnamon. More of the same unfolds on the palate, framed by burly tannins with grit, and finishing with intense pops of red and violet florals. A tremendously poised red with plenty of vivacity and complexity in youth that will only deepen with time in the bottle."
97 Points

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Weight 3.2 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 3 × 3 in


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