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1997 Cardinale - Red (Meritage / Cabernet Sauvignon) Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Proprietary Blend
Producer Notes

Cardinale Estate (currently owned by Kendall-Jackson) is located in Napa Valley's Oakville district. Its signature red is a Cabernet blend made from low-yielding vines situated in the Mayacamas and Vaca mountain ranges. Cardinale sources grapes from Keyes Vineyard on Howell Mountain, Veeder Peak Vineyard, and To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville. The vines are green harvested, after which grapes are... More »

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92
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2005-2021
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 90
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Jito72
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.407%
Tasted On 09/30/2014
Drink Dates 2007-2022

Stills lively and in palate looks more as 2001 than 1997...purple boysenberry, bluebeery fruit and presents and lively tannins suggest further development can possible. Very nice drinking and only a more complex is what shall be looking for greatness.

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Author jab
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.529%
Tasted On 06/09/2012
Drink Dates 2004-2020
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Author Frank C888
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Tasted On 04/21/2007

Wine is still very young / fresh. Try again in another year.

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