Primary Sources

Primary Sources

The core of Cardinale is estate vineyards located in two prime sub-appellations, Mount Veeder and Howell Mountain. The supporting components come from mountain and benchland plantings in Spring Mountain, Diamond Mountain, St. Helena and Stags Leap. Mountain-grown fruit is elemental to Cardinale, as vines struggle in the thin, rocky soils and on steep slopes, thus producing grapes with intense flavor, layered complexity and age-worthy tannins. At lower elevations, the fruit has a more vivid floral character, rich mid-palate and finer tannins. Blending brings it all together into a singular wine.

Howell Mountain Diamond Mountain District Mount Veeder Spring Mountain District St. Helena Stags Leap District

blue fruit, length, minerality, backbone

dark fruit, herb, weight

dark berries, herb, texture

high tone red fruit, opulent, bright acidity

fine tannins, floral, red fruit

red, lush fruit, middle palate, fine tannin

red fruit, sweet, soft tannin, spice


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