Cardinale

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

9.350 ratings
9.217 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

Go big or go home right? Last night and final wine of the cruise we decided to grab this....why not its 50% off right?

Deep mix of garnet and ruby red core with medium garnet edges. Layered nose of a 2010 with damp forest floor, a little stinky, leaves, red berries, cigar box and more spices. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and balanced acidity. Well integrated and full bodied. Lots of red berries on the palate with earthy undertones and notes of tobacco leaves and bramble berries. A touch of dark rocks too. Excellent wine with a beautifully long finish. Drink till 2032.

Go big or go home right? Last night and final wine of the cruise we decided to grab this....why not its 50% off right?

Deep mix of garnet and ruby red core with medium garnet edges. Layered nose of a 2010 with damp forest floor, a little stinky, leaves, red berries, cigar box and more spices. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and balanced acidity. Well integrated and full bodied. Lots of red berries on the palate with earthy undertones and notes of tobacco leaves and bramble berries. A touch of dark rocks too. Excellent wine with a beautifully long finish. Drink till 2032.

Sep 13th, 2017
Justin Timsit, MS

Wine Director, The Rittenhouse

9.0

Well made. Structured. Ripe. Powerful. Not my style at all. But very classic Napa Cab

Well made. Structured. Ripe. Powerful. Not my style at all. But very classic Napa Cab

Aug 27th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.4

One of the iconic napa Cabernet

One of the iconic napa Cabernet

Feb 26th, 2014
Christine Havens

Cardinale 2010: Cassis, mint, cedar, cola and blackberries. In the mouth, it's entirely elegant, seamless throughout. Plump fruit nicely balanced by fine tannins and lingering finish.

Cardinale 2010: Cassis, mint, cedar, cola and blackberries. In the mouth, it's entirely elegant, seamless throughout. Plump fruit nicely balanced by fine tannins and lingering finish.

Nov 8th, 2013
Emily Biskup

Fantastic. Well rounded vintage full of life and love. For your sorrows and your celebrations. It’s everything. It’s beautiful. Lay me down and serve me this through a straw #metoodontspill

Fantastic. Well rounded vintage full of life and love. For your sorrows and your celebrations. It’s everything. It’s beautiful. Lay me down and serve me this through a straw #metoodontspill

Jan 12th, 2020
Kapyrick Wine

V10. White pepper, little eucalyptus and leather nose. Juicy blackberry and currant fruit. Chewy leather and pepper finish

V10. White pepper, little eucalyptus and leather nose. Juicy blackberry and currant fruit. Chewy leather and pepper finish

Sep 22nd, 2017
Erin Barrett

Great BIG cab, but still has nice subtlties. Prefect steak wine. Love the dark fruits and spices. Deep cherry and blackberry with a hint of coffee. Delicious, quintessential napa cab.

Great BIG cab, but still has nice subtlties. Prefect steak wine. Love the dark fruits and spices. Deep cherry and blackberry with a hint of coffee. Delicious, quintessential napa cab.

Dec 7th, 2016
Jenessa Goodman

A tasty cab with distinct personality!

A tasty cab with distinct personality!

May 5th, 2015
Benjamin Keator

It's Cardinale you fucking idiots. How hard is that to recognize?

It's Cardinale you fucking idiots. How hard is that to recognize?

Apr 18th, 2015
Terrance Johnson

Well balanced elegant expression

Well balanced elegant expression

Apr 11th, 2015