A 100% mountain cuvee from the very best Cardinale 2018 base blends of Mount Veeder Cabernet and Howell Mountain 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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