Guided by the vintage character of each year, Cardinale assembles the distinctive flavors and personality of individual Napa Valley appellations into a richly layered, balanced whole. The final blend of the 2019 Cardinale Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was born from eight appellations, eleven vineyards, and 32 individual wine lots. With its great primary fruit characters, but also tons of rose petal, cedar, espresso bean, and pain grillé, the 2019 vintage has a compelling savory aspect– a perfect frame for the intense, dark fruit of the mountains. Whether I’m at home in my kitchen blending spice rubs or crafting Cardinale, having a rich array of uniquely different components available to combine is a true joy, and I hope you enjoy the results as much as I do.
Age-ability may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Sauvignon Blanc, but when left to evolve, this Bordeaux-style wine shows a roundness that gently offsets the crisp acidity of the noble grape. The 2021 Intrada opens with aromas of delicate flowers, citrus and green melon. A bright, lengthy palate reveals flavors of Asian pear, green figs, fresh ginger and lime zest. With layers and complexity, this wine calls you back for another sip.
Limited 10-Year Library ReRelease
“A phenomenal year, with perfect growing conditions. The balance of fruit flavor, acidity and tannin could not have been more ideal. The 2013 vintage has the depth, the power, the subtlety and complexity to ensure it has a long, successful future in the cellar. This will go down as one of the most exceptional vintages of the 21st century.”
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