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    Cardinale Red Meritage 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Napa Valley, California

    Ratings

    • RP94
    • ST93
    Price: $300.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Enthusiast, 93 International Wine Cellar, 91 Wine Spectator

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Boutique Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 109778

    Winemaker's Notes:

    As your palate wraps itself around the 2007 Cardinale, the same feeling of grace, beauty and style that defines silk is evident in this wine. The flavor palate includes anise, milk chocolate, currants, coffee bean and vanilla. The structure evokes both the mountain and bench terroir - the 2007 Cardinale is beauty defined.

    86% Cabernet Sauvignon; 14% Merlot

    Critical Acclaim:

    The impressive 2007 exhibits an opaque purple color as well as abundant aromas of sweet red and black currants, kirsch, spice box, licorice, and toasty new oak. Full-bodied, big, structured, and layered,it will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring. Winemaker Christopher Carpenter has again turned out a wine that should evolve for 25 years. Impressive.

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    A darkly colored, tannic Cabernet whose dry astringency keeps it from being thoroughly enjoyable now. Despite the astringency, however, it showcases an immaculate core of blackberries and black currants. Elegant and classy, it should age well throughout the decade.

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Bright full ruby. Sexy oak complements aromas of crushed cassis, black cherry, violet, licorice and bitter chocolate. Pliant and dense but with a captivating light touch to the dark fruit and violet flavors. Classic firmly structured Napa cabernet, finishing impressively long and lively, with fine-grained tannins. Winemaker Chris Carpenter is able to select from Jess Jackson's Artisans & Estates' best cabernet vineyards around Napa Valley.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Potent and well-built, offering a mix of pure, ripe blackberry and currant, with touches of smoke and cedar and rich, chewy tannins. Best from 2014 through 2025.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator
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