Cardinale, located in Napa Valley’s world-renowned Oakville District, crafts a single wine from each vintage. The wine is a limited-production Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Napa Valley’s most celebrated mountain appellations, including Diamond Mountain, Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder and Spring Mountain. Each esteemed mountain vineyard offers a beautiful note unto itself, but the composition they create together is a remarkable symphony of flavor, texture and complexity.
Like a master composer, Winemaker Christopher Carpenter layers the intricate notes of mountain vineyards into one resounding wine. Diamond Mountain contributes dark cherry, bittersweet chocolate and great mid-palate body. Howell Mountain delivers dark fruit flavors, earthiness and minerality. Spring Mountain adds red fruit characteristics, satiny tannins and superb aging potential. And Mount Veeder bestows notes of blue fruit and minerality, along with the wine’s structure.
Mountain terroir is essential to the character of Cardinale wine. While the rocky soils, steep aspects and exposed conditions are among the most challenging in California, they also produce the most structured, masculine and complex wines. Every bottle reveals the artistry of Winemaker Christopher Carpenter. In the bottle, Cardinale is sophisticated, powerful, and a true expression of Napa Valley.