2018 Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
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JD 98 WA 98 WE 98 JS 97 VN 97 DC 95 WS 94
JD 98

jebdunnuck.com, January 2021

(98+ points) The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is based on a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot that spent 22 months in 81% new French oak. It’s a wonderfully complete, borderline perfect wine that shows the class...
WA 98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2021

Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot, the 2018 Cardinale was aged in French oak barrels for 22 months, 81% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it prances out of the glass with gregarious notions of warm cassis...
WE 98

Wine Enthusiast, March 2022

Fantastic vintage, fantastic winemaking and the addition of 10% Merlot make for a magical experience of structure and graceful complexity in this always impressive, collectible wine. Saline, dried herb, cedar, pencil and...
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, April 2021

Aromas of blackberries, plums and spice with some pine needles and fresh mushrooms. Full-bodied with very fine, round tannins and a juicy sophistication and flavorful profile. Dark and thought-provoking. So approachable...
VN 97

Vinous, January 2021

(97+ points) The 2018 Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and sumptuous right out of the gate. Soaring aromatics and silky tannins add finesse to the dark mountain fruit. It's hard to remember a vintage with this much...
DC 95

Decanter, October 2020

The perennial centerpiece wine from Jackson Family Wines and winemakers Chris Carpenter. Composed around mountain fruit with supporting roles from valley floor vineyards across the valley. Hedonistic and commanding on the...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, October 2021

Ripe and dense, but sleek and polished, with red and black licorice notes framing the core of lush plum sauce, blackberry compote and boysenberry reduction flavors. A licorice edge struts on the finish too. A showy style...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork