Cardinale

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

9.336 ratings
9.47 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Top Notes For
Daniel Mahdavian

Consulting Somm-Daniel Mahdavian Ventures

9.5

Mint full mouth. Layered. Full house. Deep purple. Vanilla and spice. Blue chip and rich.

Mint full mouth. Layered. Full house. Deep purple. Vanilla and spice. Blue chip and rich.

1 person found it helpfulDec 4th, 2015
Rebecca Fletcher

Black fruit, cherry, and plum. Sage, spice, and green chili. M tannin, M+ body and intensity. Dark chocolate, mixture of black and red fruit. Creamy texture. Long finish.

Black fruit, cherry, and plum. Sage, spice, and green chili. M tannin, M+ body and intensity. Dark chocolate, mixture of black and red fruit. Creamy texture. Long finish.

Feb 6th, 2016
Clarissa Nagy

Dark fruit, luscious tannins, rich body

Dark fruit, luscious tannins, rich body

Jun 1st, 2015
Joshua Blissett

Wow!! This was certainly a nice gift from a friend!

Wow!! This was certainly a nice gift from a friend!

Nov 10th, 2014
John Malcolm

Rated this three years ago. Still holding up beautifully. Decadent, sexy, and elegant. Incredible bouquet. Cassis, dark cherries, blackberries, blueberries, coffee, and chocolate. Amazing wine from a less than amazing year.

Rated this three years ago. Still holding up beautifully. Decadent, sexy, and elegant. Incredible bouquet. Cassis, dark cherries, blackberries, blueberries, coffee, and chocolate. Amazing wine from a less than amazing year.

Mar 30th, 2020
Winston Biltz

An outstanding wine that has every desirable quality I want in a Napa Cab. Balanced and complex, long finish, currants, cassis, and blackberries. Subtle use of oak.

An outstanding wine that has every desirable quality I want in a Napa Cab. Balanced and complex, long finish, currants, cassis, and blackberries. Subtle use of oak.

Jan 1st, 2018
John Malcolm

Spectacular! Dark fruits. Lots of black cherry, blueberries, dark chocolate, and sweet tannins. One of the most lovely and luscious finishes I can recall in quite some time. Hats off to Chris Carpenter. I have several more bottles in my cellar which I will enjoy for several more years, but I still wish I had more.

Spectacular! Dark fruits. Lots of black cherry, blueberries, dark chocolate, and sweet tannins. One of the most lovely and luscious finishes I can recall in quite some time. Hats off to Chris Carpenter. I have several more bottles in my cellar which I will enjoy for several more years, but I still wish I had more.

Apr 30th, 2017
DE
9.5

Amazing..complex..had it with Bison tenderloin and it showed big and complimented perfect. Elegant but still big Cab flavors.. a tint of sweetness on the backend is a rare treat.

Amazing..complex..had it with Bison tenderloin and it showed big and complimented perfect. Elegant but still big Cab flavors.. a tint of sweetness on the backend is a rare treat.

Jun 3rd, 2016
Edmond Bordelon

Chris Carpenter blends this majestic wine from their four mountain top vineyards. Diamond Mountain, Spring Mountain, Mt Veeder and Howell Mountain. 98 points, and it tastes like it. While everyone had a hard time with 2011, the higher elevations had a better yield, and it is expressed in this opulent wine.

Chris Carpenter blends this majestic wine from their four mountain top vineyards. Diamond Mountain, Spring Mountain, Mt Veeder and Howell Mountain. 98 points, and it tastes like it. While everyone had a hard time with 2011, the higher elevations had a better yield, and it is expressed in this opulent wine.

May 31st, 2016
Caleb Romo

Absolutely delicious! Big, awesome tannins!

Absolutely delicious! Big, awesome tannins!

May 14th, 2016