Red

2012 Cardinale

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2017 - 2032 (Edit)
CT94.9 61 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 43

  • Romol Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 2, 2022 - Decanted 1 hour. Young but ready to drink. I would recommend to decant it 1 hour. Very special nose and palate. Full bodied, less complex than e.g. Dominus but really a nice wine. Still has many years life left. 94+ pts. at the moment.

  • msf6msf6 Likes this wine: 98 points

    December 7, 2021 - Orgasmic would be the best way to describe this wine. Super intense nose followed by layer upon layer of flavor. Full bodied, just amazing. Had at Morton's Steakhouse in Baltimore.

  • DrZett wrote: 95 points

    December 3, 2021 - Deep ruby colored. In the nose and on the palate ripe dark berries, licorice, smoke, tar, old tobacco, coconut, dried herbs and some nice graphite notes. Full bodied with a medium intense acidity. Velvety tannins, very nicely integrated. Amazing complexity and depth. Powerful but kind of charming at the same time, not overdone. Nice deep fruit structure and a great overall balance. Just some soft aging notes, it still felt quite young. Very long and savory finish.
    This is getting into a really nice spot but there’s no need to hurry, it will stay beautiful over the next decade. Drink from now until 2034. (IG)

  • KendraCP wrote: 96 points

    October 22, 2021 - Pretty much perfect. Drinking the best of the best since we missed NYWE 40th anniversary this year. Loving our private tasting at home 😍

  • Cablover1982 Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 6, 2021 - Phenomenal Cabernet. Fully resolved tannins, deeply nuanced, abundance of layers. The nose and palate have just enough dark fruits, toasty vanilla, charred cedar, black licorice, smoked cigar, tobacco leaf, wet stones and blackberry liqueur. What a nice complex wine. Great structure. Enjoyed this with family and friends! Cheers 🍷

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cardinale
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 010465229908

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 37 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,095 (68%)
  • Consumed 928 (30%)

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Community Recommendations

everythiong is great with this - very versatile - but Goat's Cheese & cherry tomato tartlet was magnificent

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