Cardinale Red Wine 2001

$199.99

SKU 3695

750ml

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Our 2001 Cardinale exhibits layers upon layers of dense flavors wrapped in a velvet texture, defining power and finesse. The wine opens up with aromas of rich, black fruits, dark plum, ripe black cherry, roasted coffee, violet, slight herb notes and toasted oak. In the mouth, the wine offers fruit forward essence with middle richness, and back pallet opulence balanced with a sweet vanilla/oak tonality. Tannins are chewy and add to lushness.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Cardinale
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
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Wine AdvocateThere are generally 2,000-3,000 cases produced of this Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend, one of the flagship offerings in the Jackson Family Farm umbrella . The 2001 Cardinale allies power with elegance, exhibiting a sweet nose of black fruits, pain grille, espresso roast, and toasty oak. Rich, full-bodied, opulent, and surprisingly forward, it possesses copious quantities of fruit and glycerin in addition to a heady, voluptuous finish that lasts for 45+ seconds. Most Cardinales tend to be more tannic and closed at such a young age. Anticipated maturity: now-2016.

Robert Parker, December 2003