Description/ Tasting NotesDark cherries and milk chocolate, with a velvety mouthfeel and long finish. But you will also find elements that pay homage to the vintage that helped create it with notes of currants, Asian spice, and rosemary.
Winery Info/ Brand
Cardinale, located in Napa Valley’s world-renowned Oakville District, crafts a single Cabernet Sauvignon from each vintage.The wine is a limited-production blend from Napa Valley’s most celebrated mountain appellations, including Diamond Mountain, Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder, and Spring Mountain. Each esteemed mountain vineyard creates a beautiful note unto itself, but the composition they create together results in a remarkable symphony of flavor, texture, and complexity.Like a master composer, Winemaker Christopher Carpenter layers the intricate notes of Cardinale’s mountain vineyards to create one resounding wine. Diamond Mountain contributes dark cherry, bittersweet chocolate, and great mid-palate body. Howell Mountain delivers dark fruit flavors, an earthiness, and minerality. Spring Mountain adds red fruit characteristics, satiny tannins, and great aging potential. And Mount Veeder bestows notes of blue fruit and minerality, along with the wine’s structure.Mountain terroir is essential to Cardinale’s character. While the rocky soils, steep aspects and exposed conditions are among the most challenging in California, they also produce the most structured, masculine and complex wines.
Region Info/ Origin
Napa County is a county located north of San Pablo Bay in the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 136,484.The county seat is the City of Napa. Napa County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood. Parts of the county's territory were given to Lake County in 1861.Napa County comprises the Napa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area. It is one of four North Bay counties Napa County, once the producer of many different crops, is known today for its regional wine industry, rising to the first rank of wine regions with France by local wineries Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and Chateau Montelena winning the "Judgment of Paris" in 1976.