Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012

$249.99

New release of one of Napa highest rated reds!  *Pre-order your allocation now for release early August 2015*98 Points Robert Parker:  "Cardinale’s 2012 Proprietary Red, the flagship wine from the Jackson Family, was looked after and put-together by winemaker Chris Carpenter from numerous vineyard sites traversing Napa Valley. The 2012's final blend was 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Merlot with 94% new French oak used. Terroirists undoubtedly lament the fact that nine different vineyards and seven different appellations were utilized, but the resulting wine is prodigious. A dense purple color is accompanied by notes of graphite, blackberries, blackcurrants, roasted coffee, vanillin, baking spices and forest floor. With enormous complexity and richness as well as full-bodied power and voluptuousness, it is a wine of exceptional purity, intensity, and well-integrated acidity, alcohol, tannin and wood. This seamless, majestic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated 2012 should drink well for two decades."The Cardinale Estate is situated on its own knoll in the heart of Napa Valley's renowned Oakville District. It consists of a striking stone winery, which features a spacious tasting room with expansive views overlooking the valley.  Cardinale creates a single wine from each vintage. The wine is a limited production Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend made from distinct and diverse mountain vineyards situated in the Mayacamas and Vaca mountain ranges surrounding the Napa Valley.

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Ratings on Delectable

Roy Goble Delectable Pro

Impressive.

Impressive.

9.5

Carl Fischer Delectable Pro

Great structure to this wine. That's about all I can remember from last night other than I liked it!

Great structure to this wine. That's about all I can remember from last night other than I liked it!

9.5

David L Delectable Pro

12'

12'

9.5

Shawn R Delectable Pro

Has this soft and rich feel both on the nose and palate. Tannins are so balanced among the wet gobs of pure black fruit.

Has this soft and rich feel both on the nose and palate. Tannins are so balanced among the wet gobs of pure black fruit.

9.4

Shay A Delectable Pro

I didn't know that the fruit that doesn't make it in to Lokoya (which I've yet to try!) makes it in to this wine. This, alongside Revana and Roy, were the best wines of the night. No hard edges here, but still worthy of 10+ years away. Blackberry, truffle and vanilla made this wine scream for attention.

I didn't know that the fruit that doesn't make it in to Lokoya (which I've yet to try!) makes it in to this wine. This, alongside Revana and Roy, were the best wines of the night. No hard edges here, but still worthy of 10+ years away. Blackberry, truffle and vanilla made this wine scream for attention.

9.5

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

First Cardinale in 10 years. Delicious. Thank you Charles!

First Cardinale in 10 years. Delicious. Thank you Charles!

9.4

David L Delectable Pro

12' Cardinale Estate.

12' Cardinale Estate.

9.5

Rebecca Fletcher Delectable Pro

Red cherry and fruit. M- acid. M+ body, intensity and tannin. Black and blue fruit. Long finish. Still young. Needs a little more time.

Red cherry and fruit. M- acid. M+ body, intensity and tannin. Black and blue fruit. Long finish. Still young. Needs a little more time.

9.1

J D Delectable Pro

Cashmere - JS

Cashmere - JS

9.0

Charlie Beatty Delectable Pro

Buyer wineworksonline.com

Fabulous wine! 2012 continues to be a Awesome Year.,tried at Cardinale Winery Friday morning with Henry and Val

Fabulous wine! 2012 continues to be a Awesome Year.,tried at Cardinale Winery Friday morning with Henry and Val

9.8

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