Cardinale, Napa Valley, Cardinale Winery 75cl

Cardinale, Napa Valley, Cardinale Winery 75cl

Nimi: Cardinale, Napa Valley, Cardinale Winery 75cl

Riik/regioon: Ameerika Ühendriigid, North Coast

Tootja: Cardinale Winery

Aastakäik: 2014

Mari: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot

Alkoholisisaldus: 14,5% vol.

Tootekood: 1231

Hinnaklass: €€€

Cardinale tuleb mitmest eri Napa Valley's asuvast veinipiirkonnast (kokku kuuest - vaata kaarti siit), aga peamiselt Mount Veederist ja Howell Mountainist. Mägised veiniaiad moodustavad 92% Cardinali segust. 2014. aastakäik on segu 12 eri veiniaiast, täpne kombinatsioon muutub iga aasta. Cardinale asutati 1982 aastal ning kuulub Jacksoni Family Wines gruppi.

2014 Cardinale on 88% Cabernet Sauvignon ja 12% Merlot. Vein laagerdus 19 kuud Prantsuse tammevaatides, millest 94% olid uued. Valmistati umbes 2000 kasti. 

Detailne infoleht asub siin.

"In 2014, it reminded me of a great vintage of Pontet-Canet from Pauillac, but slightly bigger than life. The inky purple color, the stunning nose of cedar wood, unsmoked cigar tobacco, graphite, crème de cassis and subtle new oak is followed by a multi-layered, profoundly concentrated, large-scaled wine with sensational levels of blackcurrant fruit moving toward blackberries. A wine of great intensity, silky tannins and adequate acidity, this is clearly one of the great, great wines of the vintage, and another tour de force in winemaking from Chris Carpenter. It is a 15- to 20- year wine, but the window for drinking it is probably that big as well." - Robert Parker 98 points