Cardinale Red Wine 2010

$240.00

SKU 05164

750ml

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The 2010 Cardinale is an intriguing combination of dark fruits and spices. Blending five Napa mountain appellations, it opens with scents of ripe boysenberry, dark cherry, and dragon fruit. On the palate, these fruits meld with holiday spice and Sumatra coffee bean flavors. The wine has a lush, mid-body texture and a lingering finish
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Cardinale
  • wa96

Wine AdvocateChris Carpenter has done a fabulous job with the 2010 Cardinale. The wine boasts a huge center of fruit backed up by equally firm, imposing tannins. Layers of dark red fruit, mocha, cinnamon and new leather explode from the glass. The 2010 is a huge Cardinale endowed with superb depth, power and richness. At the same time, there is a mid-palate generosity and pliancy that leads me to believe the 2010 will drink beautifully once the tannins soften a touch. Hints of tar, graphite and iron add personality on the full-bodied, intense finish. The 2010 is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot, predominantly from mountain sites. The ability to blend fruit from various top-notch sites works great here. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030.

Antonio Galloni, December 2010
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorThis is marked by appealing cream- and mocha-laced flavors, with a dash of espresso woven into the dense dried berry, loamy earth, cedar and tobacco notes. Maintains a tight focus and gains on the finish, though the tannins are dry and gripping. Best from 2014 through 2026. 1,525 cases made.

James Laube, September 14, 2013