Red

1999 Cardinale

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • jjcoola Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 23, 2017 - A well balanced, mature wine. Black current, with notes of cedar and tobacco on the finish. The tannin's have aged out of this wine, creating a mellow, slightly earthy finish. While at the end of it's drinking window, it is still drinking well, but I wouldn't wait much longer.

  • NYC_Maenad wrote:

    June 19, 2017 - The whiff of mint I got on the nose when the bottle was first opened was off-putting, as I don't particularly like that in cabernet. Overall, though, the wine was pretty classic, with sweet ripe fruit (not over ripe), very soft tannins and generally good balance. I found it lacking in acid for my palate, and can't say the sweetness appealed. I also found the alcohol more evident than was pleasant for me. Jonathan liked it more than I did, as he's more tolerant of the style. I can see how people would really like this wine - it's clearly well made - it's just not to my taste.

  • Francophile1 Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 29, 2016 - Surprisingly good. I was expecting a straight laced Cali Cab that had lost its fruit. However, what I found was a fully mature and complex Cali Cab that still had great black currant fruit & balance AND lovely secondary notes of tobacco, cedar, etc... almost has a left bank Bordeaux quality. Decanted for 30 minutes and consumed over 90 minutes.

  • prism wrote: 93 points

    December 1, 2016 - Decanted, followed over a meal. Not much on the nose, but this turns out to be an excellent Bordeaux blend. Had it some time back and enjoyed it, though wasn't wowed. Appreciate the power and refinement, though.

  • Anonymous wrote: 94 points

    April 7, 2015 - Thought it would be past prime but was pleasantly surprised. No decant, just pop and pour. Dee-lish!

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2002, IWC Issue #102 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2004 (link) 94 points

    (Cardinale) Reticent nose; mocha, espresso, vanilla palate, tasty, with a bit of black fruit; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cardinale
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 392 (52%)
  • Consumed 362 (48%)

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Pork Ragu with polenta.

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