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    Cardinale Red Meritage 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Napa Valley, California

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    • RP93
    Price: $300.00
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    Professional Ratings: 93 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Boutique Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 122405

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Cardinale works to layer all facets of the Napa Valley into a composition that is not unlike a beautiful score of music. The 2009 Cardinale shows this layering in its rose petal, mineral, and cassis-driven nose, and its blackberry, dragon fruit, dark chocolate, and silky and mouth-filling texture-driven palate.

    Blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2009 Cardinale is a gorgeous, beautifully balanced wine endowed with gorgeous textural finesse and depth. Dark red fruit, spices and mint are woven together beautifully in this supple, engaging wine. Bright floral notes add lift, freshness and vibrancy on the finish. There is enough finesse to make the 2009 approachable early, but also enough richness to suggest the wine will drink early for a number of years. Winemaker Chris Carpenter creates the blend from a number of vineyards, including Veeder Peak, La Jota, Spring Mountain, Andrew-Geoffrey and Clem Cardinalli. In 2009 the final blend is 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot, predominantly from hillside sites, aged in 100% new French oak barrels. This is a remarkable level of quality considering the 1,300-case production. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029.
    Rating: 93+

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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