Cardinale

Château Fleur Cardinale

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

Located to the east of the village of Saint-Émilion, on one of the high points of the appellation and it extends over 20 hectares. Ch was promoted to "Saint-Emilion Grand cru classé" in 2006. A blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark Ruby with ripe fruit aromas & herb notes. On the palate black cherry & raspberry, currant-like, with tobacco & cacao notes. Dusty fine tannins, long finish ending with earthy mineral tones, drinking fine now! — 4 days ago

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Château Fleur Cardinale

Intuition de Fleur Cardinale Saint Emilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

2018 vintage. Not the most complex but a delicious second wine. — 4 months ago

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Passo Del Cardinale Primitivo di Manduria

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8.9

Smooth. Medium body, not bold to the taste but pleasant to the pallet. — 9 months ago

Paolo Leo

Passo Del Cardinale Primitivo Di Manduria 2018

It is a medium dark wine with a savory nose, showing violets, licorice, forest floor and a touch of cardamom. The palate is spicy, with black pepper and herbs joining the black berry profile. The tannins are quite firm and the acidity is fresh. It is a youthful wine which will pair nicely with a pork roast. — a month ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Cabernet sauvignon 2005

Sorry to say I turned 60 a couple of weeks ago. My daughters came in to celebrate this past weekend and we wanted to drink some good wine. What a trio: ‘12 Cade Reserve, ‘13 Cardinale, and ‘05 Leoville Las Cases. Ironically, I am going to score all 3 of these as 97+. They were really a treat. The Las Cases was decanted for 5 hours and it was clear that we were about 7 years too early. It’s a terrific wine and at at age ~25 it will be absolutely stunning. Already has balance and harmony. Can’t wait until I am about 67 so that I can revisit the remaking 11 bottles! — 3 months ago

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Great bottles with family. Nothing better… Congratulations on your 60th
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Congrats, fine description

Hall Wines

Exzellenz Sacrashe Vineyard Red Wine 2010

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9.5

This was my contribution for a 10-yr retrospective of Napa cab with a local group. All wines (16 of them) were tasted blind. Others of note were Cardinale, Larkmead, Bryant Family, Vineyard 29, Corra and Jacquelyn To-Kalon.

My first experience with this wine, and when I acquired it, I wasn’t aware it was a 100 pointer. I’ve had many Hall wines but this is definitely their most structured wine. It’s fruit forward but in no way close to their other offerings. At 100% cab, it drinks like it. I let this breathe from bottle for about 2hrs before it was thrown in a decanter for another 2-3hrs and consumed. I had a splash at pop and it was crazy coiled, underripe and dusty. When I came back to it later (albeit blind, so I’m looking at my notes), it sported dark fruit on both the nose and the palate. Dark cocoa dipped black cherries, ripe blueberries and blackberries, as well as cassis and espresso aromatically. There was also a bit of a lavender/floral note that gave it a unique quality. On the palate, it eventually smoothed out beautifully, but was powerful the entire time. Dense and rich with added notes of fig, baking spices, and cocoa dusted fruits. One of those wines that makes you think overpowering, but then dials it down to silk on the finish. I think this is just entering a prime drinking window. Bummer I don’t have more.
— 8 months ago

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Cardinale

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cherry, round. Easter brunch — 2 months ago

Cardinale

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016

Brambly dark berries, mocha, soft licorice, leather, pencil shavings…& hoisin?

Popping cassis, currant & Razzles lean to plum & dark chocolate finish

Approachable yet finessed and linear now – surely will broaden over time

#WINEPIMP
— 3 months ago

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Cardinale

Intrada Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Grapefruit and lemon all day. Absolute delicious.  — 5 months ago

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@Eric So good. Even better with fish tacos. Cheers
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@Eric So good. Even better with fish tacos. Cheers
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@Eric Purchased some 18 stay tuned.