Cardinale 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
98 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“Woodworkers are never without the right tools to dial in the details for a piece of furniture or other creation. As a winemaker, I am blessed with a toolbox too, albeit somewhat different. My toolbox contains an array of some of Napa Valley’s most incredible vineyards and the most pristine and quality-driven cooperage available.
Cardinale requires each tool’s aspects to create an expression of grace, subtly, and power each year, to glorify its high and low notes—to create a wine that will be a keepsake for years to come and a defining memory once consumed.
This year, the tools include seven appellations and 32 individual wine lots. With the right vision, we crafted the finished piece – 2018 Cardinale. Super structured and with minerality to spare, this Cabernet Sauvignon offers a real presence on the palate from start to finish. Generous notes of dark chocolate balance beautifully with a blue and black fruit flavor explosion, finishing with a subtle whisper of rose petal.”
WINEMAKER CHRISTOPHER CARPENTER
APPELLATION: Napa Valley
BLEND: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
BARREL AGING: 22 months in 100% French oak, 82% new
32.5%: Diamond Mountain District
30.0%: Stags Leap District
16.0%: Mt. Veeder
9.5%: Spring Mountain District
7.0%: St. Helena
5.0%: Howell Mountain
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