The blend comes from two mountains that have defined our viticultural efforts since 1994, Mount Veeder and Howell Mountain
This wine is made from the best lots from the 2016 vintage from Veeder Peak and W.S. Keyes vineyards
Comprised of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot
Chris Carpenter, Winemaker
I believe in paying the utmost attention to the vineyards and practicing minimal intervention in winery.
BS in biology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago
A University of Illinois football defensive lineman, president and chairman of the Napa Valley Youth Symphony, food lover, soccer dad, and holder of master’s degrees in horticulture and business, Cardinale winemaker Christopher Carpenter is as multi-layered as the wines he makes.
After graduating from UC Davis’ Viticulture & Enology program in 1998, he joined Cardinale, becoming winemaker in 2001. Equally an expert at grape growing as he is at making wine, Christopher vinifies grapes from more than a dozen vineyards throughout Napa Valley, and through arduous blending, creates a wine that demonstrates the personality of each vintage, and whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
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