Cardinale : Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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Parker : 98 / 100
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A magnificent wine made the by the brilliant winemaker Chris Carpenter, who also works for the Kendall-Jackson empire at Lakoya and a handful of other estates, this blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Merlot is sourced from multiple vineyards owned by the Jacksons, from Veeder Peak to Spring Mountain to Howell Mountain. 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 Carpenter. It is a 15- to 20- year wine, but the window for drinking its is probably that big as well.
CaliforniaNapa Valley
Alcohol
14.5

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

Dessert wine
No

Country
United States Of America

Wine certification
AVA

Importer
MILLESIMA 87 Quai de Paludate CS 11691 33050 BORDEAUX FRANCE

Area
California

Appellation
Napa Valley

Color
Red

Producer
Cardinale

Parker
98

Allergens
Contains sulphites