Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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97pts Jeb Dunnuck
We had this Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon at dinner a couple of weeks ago. Trust us when we say it is drop-dead delicious, memorable, and much, much more. We can't imagine what it will taste like in 10 years, but would love to find out.

Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2015 Cardinale is heavenly juice made from 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot that’s from a number of AVAs in Napa Valley. It offers a beautiful perfume of crème de cassis, black raspberry jam, graphite, and scorched earth. This gives way to a full-bodied, elegant, impressively concentrated 2015 that has the deep, concentrated fruit of the vintage, yet stays fresh, lively and graceful on the palate. This is high-class stuff that can be drunk anytime over the coming 20-25 years (2018-2043)." Dec 2017

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon (containing 10% Merlot) gives beautiful red, black and blue fruit notes with touches of dried herbs, spice cake and unsmoked cigars, plus a waft of cedar. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm structure with plenty of gregarious mid-palate fruit, finishing with a lingering herbal lift. This seductive blockbuster is temptingly drinkable now and it should age gracefully over 15-20 years (2017-2037). 2,579 cases produced." Dec 2017

Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "The 2015 Cardinale is dark, sensual and totally beguiling. Voluptuous fruit and soft, racy contours make a strong opening statement. The dark cherry, mocha, smoke, plum, spice and new leather flavors are all amped up in a seamless, alluring Cardinale that is going to be nearly impossible to resist in its youth. There is so much to like here. Drink 2022-2040." Mar 2018

Winery:  "The film “The Magnificent Seven” is a classic cowboy western story of desperate town folk and reluctant hero(s). What brings the film alive is the unique range of different characters and personalities, portrayed by some of the best acting talent in the industry. Whether you’re watching Yul Brynner, James Coburn and Steve McQueen in the original, or Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke in the recent version, the result is the same—a dynamic combination of masterful individual performances and classic storyline archetypes that keeps the audience engaged throughout.

Cardinale offers the same winning combination in vinous form: a brilliant ensemble of celebrated Napa Valley vineyards (Veeder Peak, W.S. Keyes, Yverdon, Van Z), where each brings its own personality and flavor contributions to create a singular storyline of their vintage. With its array of top-notch vineyard sources and nuanced layers of dark berry, espresso bean, cedar and rose petal, the 2015 Cardinale is truly Napa Valley at its best, with no room for wine desperados as it rides off into the sunset." ~ Christopher Carpenter, Winemaker

Bottle
750ml, cork                                           
Varietal 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
Alcohol 
14.5%
Aging 20 months in 100% French oak, 84% new        
Region Napa Valley, California
Production Limited at 2,579 dozen

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