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Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Vintage:

2008

Ratings:

96 Points, The Wine Advocate

Acclaim:

Over 1,000 cases of the 2008 Cardinale were made from a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 9% Merlot. Interestingly, the To-Kalon portion is the only fruit source located on the valley floor, which is not surprising given Jess Jackson's propensity to buy, plant and source fruit from high elevation hillside and mountain sites.

Tasting Notes:

The 2008 exhibits a dense purple color along with sweet kirsch, unsmoked cigar tobacco, toasty oak and black currant characteristics. The wine hits the palate with a resounding opulence, full-bodied richness, moderate, sweet, well-integrated tannins and a long, heady finish. There is a floral component in the 2008 that was not noticeable in the 2007. This beautiful, full-bodied wine was aged 21 months in 100% new French oak.

Blend:

91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot

Cellaring:

Slightly more evolved than the 2007, the 2008 should last for 20-25+ years.

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The Hamptons Luxury Wine Basket-Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

The most luxurious wine basket in our collection, this impressive gift combines Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 with the finest artisan foods and the most decadent desserts available.

A bottle of Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 is presented with Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay and Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir. An elegant hammered-bronze chiller also beautifully displays Volpi Rose Wine Salami, Signature Smoked Salmon, Auberge Brie, Ghirardelli and Godiva Chocolates, Guylian Truffles, Lemon Pome Frais, and many more delectable provisions.

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Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Vintage:

2008

Ratings:

96 Points, The Wine Advocate

Acclaim:

Over 1,000 cases of the 2008 Cardinale were made from a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 9% Merlot. Interestingly, the To-Kalon portion is the only fruit source located on the valley floor, which is not surprising given Jess Jackson's propensity to buy, plant and source fruit from high elevation hillside and mountain sites.

Tasting Notes:

The 2008 exhibits a dense purple color along with sweet kirsch, unsmoked cigar tobacco, toasty oak and black currant characteristics. The wine hits the palate with a resounding opulence, full-bodied richness, moderate, sweet, well-integrated tannins and a long, heady finish. There is a floral component in the 2008 that was not noticeable in the 2007. This beautiful, full-bodied wine was aged 21 months in 100% new French oak.

Blend:

91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot

Cellaring:

Slightly more evolved than the 2007, the 2008 should last for 20-25+ years.

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