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2001 Cardinale - Red (Meritage / Cabernet Sauvignon) 750ml
2001 Cardinale - Red (Meritage / Cabernet Sauvignon)
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Proprietary Blend
2001 Cardinale - Red (Meritage / Cabernet Sauvignon)
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 114

($135; a blend of 73% cabernet sauvignon and 27% merlot; this will be the last bi-county blend under this label) Good full medium ruby. Captivating aromas of black and red raspberry, violet, bitter chocolate and sexy oak. Supersweet, lush and highly concentrated, with exotic flavors of black raspberry and milk chocolate. Very suave, inviting wine, finishing with very fine tannins, superb length, and a note of espresso. Impressive and utterly seductive.

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Community Reviews

Tallydoc Trust Rating: 92 Tasted On: 08/11/2010 Drink Dates: 2003-2016


Daniel B Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 08/01/2005 Drink Dates: 2011-2016

Deeply colored with moderately thick and pigmented legs. A reticent but burgeoning nose of cherry, a bit of funk, and toasty oak. Lots of ripe fruit in the mouth nicely cabined by big and sexy oak shadings. Excellent length. Integrated with good acidity and firm tannin. The potentially excessive tannic structure that concerned me when I reported on this wine from barrel two years ago has been for the most part ameliorated. From bottle this wine still has a firm tannic structure but now shows enough stuffing to deal with its framework. The 2001 is 75% Cabernet and 25% Merlot sourced from Napa Valley (73%) and Sonoma County (27%). The Napa Valley fruit came from Veeder Peak Vineyard on Mount Veeder (28%); To Kalon in Oakville (20%); Keyes Vineyard on Howell Mountain (18%); and Stagecoach Vineyard in Atlas Peak (7%). The Sonoma fruit component was sourced via Peter Michael?s Les Pavots Vineyard in Knights Valley (14%) and the Alexander Mountain Estate in Alexander Valley (13%). All vineyards contribute Cabernet while the Merlot only comes from the Alexander Mountain Estate and Keyes Vineyard. The wine was aged for 21 months in 100% new French oak before being bottled lightly fined and unfiltered. Note that starting with the quite small 2002 vintage (740 cases made), Cardinale shall become a Napa Valley designated wine.

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