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2005 Cardinale Estate Red 750mL

Sku 206452
  • Appellation North Coast
  • Country United States
  • Producer Cardinale Winery
  • Size 750 Ml
  • US States California
  • Varietal Bordeaux Blend
  • Wine Type Red
  • Product Wine Domestic
$225.00
$225.00
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  • 98 Wine Advocate Notes

    98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "Cardinales 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." 98 points Robert Parker

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