Cardinale was born in 1982, with a mission to produce a singular Cabernet Sauvignon from the highest-quality vineyards in Napa Valley. All sub-appellations of the region were to be considered, and grape sources could change from year to year, to create the most distinctive wine from each vintage. Today, Cardinale has far surpassed all expectations. Limited in production, it’s a powerful and seamless Cabernet Sauvignon, with a track record for drinking deliciously upon release and maturing beautifully in the cellar. Mountain-grown grapes have increasingly emerged as the foundation for the Cardinale blend, particularly those from Mount Veeder and Howell Mountain, yet bench-land grapes and a small amount of Merlot add layers of complexity in every vintage.