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Cardinale 2008 Red Blend, Napa Valley
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  Cardinale 2008 Red Blend, Napa Valley
Item Number:28 20 228 08
Regular Price:$249.95
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Discounted Case Price:$2,399.40 - 11% off!
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CUSTOMER RATING
Based on the averaged scale of 1 to 5 glasses
EXPERT RATING
Based on the 100 Point Scale
 WE  97 
 WS  95 
 WA  96 
 IWC  93 
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Cardinale 2008 Red Blend, Napa Valley
In 1983, Jess Jackson decided to produce a world-class red Meritage wine. The name comes from the original Cardinale vineyard site at Kendall-Jackson's Lakeport winery. The wine is made predominantly of Cabernet Sauvignon blended with small amounts of Merlot and, in certain years, Cabernet Franc. Grapes are harvested from hillside vineyards located in both Napa Valley and Sonoma County. The wine is aged in 100% new French oak Chateau barrels to produce a forward, seamless oak character to match its intense fruit. This 2008, made by Chris Carpenter is a tremendous success. A blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot aged 21 months in French oak barrels. High scores all around, with Wine Enthusiast Magazine ringing in at 97 points. They said "Another fabulous Cardinale, better than the 2007 but short of the perfect 2006. This is so complete; it tastes like Cabernet on a cloud, light but ethereal, with ripe, polished blackberry and cherry flavors and touches of mocha, spice and cedar. The tannins are a wonder—soft and pliant—yet gorgeously complex. Drink now-2016, at least."

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