Anthony Gismondi on Wine

Cardinale 2000

California, United StatesThis very young '00 Cardinale is a 63/37 blend of Napa and Sonoma fruit and like the '99 a 75/25 split of cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Look for a spicy, peppery, black olive and cassis nose streaked with licorice aromas and notes of blackberry, earth and tobacco. Rich, ripe and concentrated with fairly big tannins. More pepper, earth, clove, vanilla and cassis jam flavours with black cherry and licorice root on the finish. Excellent potential here but you will have to wait another 3 to 7 years for this 'mountain' of wine to reach maturity.Tasted: 17 February 2003Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 210.00 Specialty Producer: CardinaleDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot