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Cardinale was established in 1982 and went on a mission to produce a unique Cabernet Sauvignon from the highest quality vineyards in Napa Valley. Since 2001, Cardinale has been under the leadership of winemaker Chris Carpenter. He makes one wine for Cardinale every year, mainly Cabernet Sauvignon. The mountain grapes are the foundation for the Cardinale blend, especially those from Mount Veeder and Howell Mountain, but also terraced grapes and a small amount of Merlot add layers of complexity to each vintage.


Professional reviews


Robert Parker (96)

A brilliant wine from winemaker Chris Carpenter and the Kendall-Jackson family, this blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot, mostly coming from mountain vineyards owned by the Jackson family, is fabulous. The 2013 Cardinale Proprietary Red Wine is dense purple-colored, a big, sweet kiss of crème de cassis as well as licorice, blackberry and espresso are all present in this full-bodied, rather sublime and intense Cabernet Sauvignon that should drink well for 25 or more years. This was aged in about 91% new French oak for 18-20 months prior to bottling. It is certainly one of the finest Cardinales I have tasted in my experience


Cardinale 2013 Napa Valley (1,5L)

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