Red

1997 Cardinale

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 61

  • Mattshank wrote: 92 points

    March 16, 2019 - Nose: Fresh mint and eucalyptus hints. Palate: Still very youthful with dark fruits soft tannins and a magnificent elegant finish. Fantastic.

  • Taronti wrote: 92 points

    November 15, 2018 - Vanilla, red berries, cherries, pencil, toffee. Clean with a firm finish. Has lost some body but well preserved and pleasurable.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 92 points

    June 9, 2018 - Hezi's 65th Birthday Celebration (Chevalier Fine Wines - Chicago IL): Opened this alongside the 1996. Surprisingly firm and backward for the vintage, while still showing lots of ripe, fleshy fruit and very good concentration. I expect upside from here. The 1996 was more open but getting tired and less interesting to me, but half of the tasters preferred each.

  • EastmanWine Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 13, 2018 - Delicious. Drank on Mother’s Day with big green egg grilled steaks. Very well balanced. Plenty of fruit and a very long finish.

  • prism wrote: 93 points

    April 28, 2018 - Decanted for four hours. Unlike the 96 I had last year (which I liked even better), this was more of up straight up (but seamless) CS-dominant Red Bordeaux Blend. This presented young, with tannins barely noticeable. Excellent.

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    (Cardinale) Opaque red violet color; ripe plum nose; ripe plum, berry palate with sweet, soft tannins; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • 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

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  • In Cellars 859 (62%)
  • Consumed 525 (38%)

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