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2006 Cardinale US Red Blend

Cardinale 2006

Winery: Cardinale

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon & 14% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $200

Cases produced: 1,528

KWG Score: 96 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: September 7, 2009

Wine Review: This pitch black colored wine opens with a mild red cherry bouquet with hint of tangerine. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, extremely well balanced, silky, and extremely refined. The flavor profile is a tasty mild black cherry with a hint of strawberry. The finish is quite dry and its very refined tannins build up and sail on and on. Pair this easy going Cab based wine with a filet mignon over the next few years. Cheers - Ken

Winemaker Notes: "The 2006 Cardinale captures and harmonizes the expressive tones of each vineyard source. The expansive aromatic comes through first with Mt. Veeder’s dark fruit and minerality followed by Howell Mountain freshly brewed French roast and a hint of Stag’s Leap cassis. The palate conveys the floral tones of Spring Mountain, the lushness of Oakville’s To Kalon and the backbone of Mt. Veeder." - Christopher Carpenter, Cardinale Winemaker

Organic status: not organic

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