1997 Cardinale Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • WE 95
  • WS 93
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 1997 Cardinale Proprietary Red Wine

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2000
...prodigious 1997 Cardinale comprised primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon with a tiny dollop of Merlot...a knockout nose of black cherry liqueur intermixed with cassis lead pencil mineral and smoky oak. The glorious richness... ...prodigious 1997 Cardinale comprised primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon with a tiny dollop of Merlot...a knockout nose of black cherry liqueur intermixed with cassis lead pencil mineral and smoky oak. The glorious richness in the mouth is backed up by a full-bodied opulently-textured super-extracted wine that is neither heavy nor ponderous. Stunning purity a fabulous multi-layered impression and a finish that goes on for nearly a minute make this the most exciting Cardinale to date.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, November 2000
The lovely bouquet of blackberry jam oak with mint cedar and black olives draws you in. Broad and rich on the palate with ample but fine tannins. Great depth of dark-berry fruit with coffee and cedar shadings. The... The lovely bouquet of blackberry jam oak with mint cedar and black olives draws you in. Broad and rich on the palate with ample but fine tannins. Great depth of dark-berry fruit with coffee and cedar shadings. The explosive finish just keeps going as intriguing sweet-tart fruit and bitter chocolate notes please all the way out. Best to hold six to nine years.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2000
Wonderfully proportioned smooth and ripe with rich black cherry currant wild berry and spice offering depth and complexity turning elegant and sophisticated...
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2000
Bright deep ruby. Aromatic nose of blackcurrant blackberry graphite licorice bitter chocolate and minerals. Big sweet and generous; superb ripe acidity gives the dark berry flavors clarity and verve. Terrific intensity... Bright deep ruby. Aromatic nose of blackcurrant blackberry graphite licorice bitter chocolate and minerals. Big sweet and generous; superb ripe acidity gives the dark berry flavors clarity and verve. Terrific intensity and depth of flavor without excess weight. Not a blockbuster but possesses the structure for longer-term aging. Very fine tannins spread out to coat the entire mouth. Very long and bright on the aftertaste. Classy cabernet sauvignon-based wine. 93 points