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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Cardinale Red Meritage 2007
Cardinale Red Meritage 2007
(search item no. 109778)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $219.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 100 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

As your palate wraps itself around the 2007 Cardinale, the same feeling of grace, beauty and style that defines silk is evident in this wine. The flavor palate includes anise, milk chocolate, currants, coffee bean and vanilla. The structure evokes both the mountain and bench terroir - the 2007 Cardinale is beauty defined.

86% Cabernet Sauvignon; 14% Merlot

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About Cardinale:

In 1983, Jess Jackson, proprietor of Kendall-Jackson Winery, decided to produce a world-class red Meritage wine. The name comes from the original Cardinale vineyard site at Kendall-Jackson's Lakeport winery. The wine is made predominantly of Cabernet Sauvignon blended with small amounts of Merlot and, in certain years, Cabernet Franc. Grapes are harvested from hillside vineyards located in both Napa Valley and Sonoma County. The wine is aged in 100% new French oak Chateau barrels to produce a forward, seamless oak character to match its intense fruit.