2018 Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)

2018 Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)

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2018 VINTAGE NOTES
“Late winter rains and a cloudy spring delayed bud break and owering during the 2018 growing season. But then, fortune shined on the vineyards with ideal fruit set conditions, which drove up overall fruit volume by 20 to 30 percent. As the summer rolled in, steady heat accumulation and only a few heat spikes laid the way for a near-perfect fall growing period. The 2018 season produced extraordinary fruit with great phenolic accumulation and without high sugar concentration.” - Christopher Carpenter (Winemaker)

WIne Advocate Tasting Notes:
"Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot, the 2018 Cardinale was aged in French oak barrels for 22 months, 81% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it prances out of the glass with gregarious notions of warm cassis, black cherries and wild blueberries, followed by emerging earth scents with a tobacco and garrigue undercurrent. Medium to full-bodied, gracefully styled and refreshing, the vibrant black and blue-fruited palate offers a wonderfully fine-grained texture and bags of energy, finishing long with a skip in its step." 98 points - WA