Cardinale

2005 Merlot
Howell Mountain

2007 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 11 | Lot No. 34
Vintage

2005

Cardinale

Merlot
Howell Mountain

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Merlot has become the star and its constant companion, Cabernet Sauvignon, is playing the supporting role in this wine
  • The aromas and flavors of full-bodied Howell Mountain fruit jump out with sage, underbrush and cinnamon on the nose and blueberry, black tea and sweet peppers on the palate

Since 1995, Cardinale has been crafted as a classic Bordeaux blend with Cabernet Sauvignon always in the spotlight, showing off its stuff in the leading role. Merlot, its constant companion, has always played the support role. Now, for the first time, we have radically reversed the roles of the players. Merlot has suddenly become the star and its constant companion, Cabernet Sauvignon, is playing (albeit proudly) the supporting role. The characteristics aromas and flavors of full-bodied Howell Mountain fruit jump out of this wine with sage, underbrush and cinnamon on the nose and blueberry, black tea and sweet peppers on the palate.


Fireside Cellars

1421 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica  CA  90403
310-393-2888


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