Cardinale

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

9.530 ratings
9.48 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
Bill Bender

Took the office to the track. A few decent choices. Winning at a good clip through 4 races.

Took the office to the track. A few decent choices. Winning at a good clip through 4 races.

Jul 29th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Lots of muted fruits and barrel toast/baking spices on the nose. Medium + tannins & medium acid. Black plum, plum, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, light vanilla dark chocolate, anise, violets, rich volcanic minerals, crushed rocks, medium leather, barrel shavings. It's still a big wine but drinking nicely today. Better to wait 10 plus years. Nice pair with the smoked duck.

Lots of muted fruits and barrel toast/baking spices on the nose. Medium + tannins & medium acid. Black plum, plum, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, light vanilla dark chocolate, anise, violets, rich volcanic minerals, crushed rocks, medium leather, barrel shavings. It's still a big wine but drinking nicely today. Better to wait 10 plus years. Nice pair with the smoked duck.

Jan 14th, 2017
Dan Cobb

So very consistent. Wonderful dark fruit. Dark chocolate. W Michelle, Bharat & Marie Shah

So very consistent. Wonderful dark fruit. Dark chocolate. W Michelle, Bharat & Marie Shah

Aug 26th, 2018
Dario Scimeca

Good but young - smooth

Good but young - smooth

Mar 18th, 2017
David Goldfinger

Unreal. Big Cab. Baby. Needs to be revisited in time. Tremendous now with real potential to smoothen out with some age.

Unreal. Big Cab. Baby. Needs to be revisited in time. Tremendous now with real potential to smoothen out with some age.

Mar 6th, 2017
kasimir bujak


nose shows earth, fur, very ripe blackberries, garrigue, grilled meat, cedar/cigarbox, faint green pepper....taste is beautiful. everything is so well integrated- one seamless whole. rich, dark, smoky, smooth tannins- but with a great railroad spike of acidity around which all the softness is wrapped.


nose shows earth, fur, very ripe blackberries, garrigue, grilled meat, cedar/cigarbox, faint green pepper....taste is beautiful. everything is so well integrated- one seamless whole. rich, dark, smoky, smooth tannins- but with a great railroad spike of acidity around which all the softness is wrapped.

Feb 1st, 2017
Ryan M

🎄🎁🎅🏻🍷🤑👀👀

🎄🎁🎅🏻🍷🤑👀👀

Dec 25th, 2016
Ross Goldberg

Fruit is so elegant. Weight is perfect. Love this wine... wish it was within my means. Ha!

Fruit is so elegant. Weight is perfect. Love this wine... wish it was within my means. Ha!

Nov 10th, 2016
Dan Cobb

w Cody, Ugo, Michelle Carr. Soft on the pallet, raspberry and plumb. Very nice finish

w Cody, Ugo, Michelle Carr. Soft on the pallet, raspberry and plumb. Very nice finish

Oct 28th, 2016
Benjamin Keator

Already drinking very well. Opens up quickly and completely balanced. I love this stuff

Already drinking very well. Opens up quickly and completely balanced. I love this stuff

Oct 12th, 2016