Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 & Joseph Phelps Insignia 2008 Connoisseur's Collection
A gift that delivers big when it comes to making a lasting impression, this high-end collection delivers Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2008 and Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, along with the essential tools needed for optimal enjoyment, all within a beautiful keepsake tote. The gift includes:
- Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2008
- Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
- Foil Cutter
- VIP Lever-Style Wine Opener
- Replacement Corkscrew
- Wine Opener Stand
- Dual Compartment Wine Tote
With its sophisticated presentation and rare combination of the world's finest wines, this outstanding gift is the ultimate offering of luxury and prestige for the discerning wine drinker.
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Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Chris Carpenter has done a fabulous job with the 2010 Cardinale. The wine boasts a huge center of fruit backed up by equally firm, imposing tannins. Layers of dark red fruit, mocha, cinnamon and new leather explode from the glass. The 2010 is a huge Cardinale endowed with superb depth, power and richness. At the same time, there is a mid-palate generosity and pliancy that leads me to believe the 2010 will drink beautifully once the tannins soften a touch. Hints of tar, graphite and iron add personality on the full-bodied, intense finish.
The 2010 Cardinale is an intriguing combination of dark fruits and spices. Blending five Napa mountain appellations, it opens with the scents of ripe boysenberry, dark cherry, and dragon fruit. On the palate, these fruits meld with holiday spice and Sumatra coffee bean flavors. The wine has a lush mid-body texture and a lingering finish.
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030.
Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2008
The 2008 Insignia boasts aromatic layers of dark roasted coffee and graphite. The seductive mouth-feel has excellent length, intensely ripe black fruit, minerality and creaminess that tie together seamlessly on the palate.
Full medium ruby. Black fruits, minerals, licorice, tar, menthol and sweet oak on the nose. Sweet and creamy on entry, then quite penetrating... and rather powerful Insignia with the structure to require, and reward, considerable aging.
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot
With proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2038.